The National Academy Experience

About the Academy

The National Civics & Law Academy offers students a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is a unique and extraordinary opportunity for young people to visit the nation’s capital to experience “close up” law, government, and the justice system in the United States.

They will examine public policy issues from diverse perspectives, develop citizenship and leadership skills, and meet peers from throughout our nation. Participants, who will come from throughout the country, will interact directly in discussion seminars with national leaders in government and law, offering them an intimate and personal perspective on the three branches of government at work.

They will gain special access to the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and the Executive Branch to meet personally with these national leaders. Students will visit museums and monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, National Archives, and the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. They will participate in an inspiring naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens.

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