Rep. Ratcliffe announces 2018-2019 Congressional Student Leadership Program

(WASHINGTON – Sept. 24, 2018) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) invited high school sophomores and juniors in Texas’ 4th District today to apply for the 2018-2019 Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). This marks the third year of the program.

“I launched the CSLP to give young folks an opportunity to learn about the role of the federal government and functions of a congressional office in an interactive setting. The program allows them to engage face-to-face with other students who are interested in learning about politics and hearing from their elected officials firsthand,” Ratcliffe said.

“I’ve been highly impressed with the CSLP participants in previous years, and I have no doubt we’ll have another group of talented young folks join us this school year.”

Participants are selected based on their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and demonstration of leadership. Prospective students must apply by Nov. 16 and will be notified of acceptance by Dec. 7.

Applications and more information about the 2018-2019 CSLP are available at

Submitted press release by Rachel Stephens, Communications Director, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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