America's Legislators Back to School Program

Back to School BrochureState Legislative Coordinators Information

Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, America's Legislators Back to School Program is designed to teach young people--the nation's future voters and leaders--what it's like to be a state legislator: the processes, the pressures, and the debate, negotiation and compromise that are the very fabric of representative democracy.  Legislative leaders in each state appoint state legislative coordinators who are responsible for developing and implementing state specific plans. 

The information on this page is provided specifically for state legislative coordinators.

State Legislative Coordiantors should develop a state-specific work plan that includes; recruiting legislators to participate, coordinating with the education community, reviewing and distributing resource materials prepared and provided by NCSL, coordinating media outreach, attending a civic education network meeting, tagging along on visits and assisting with the program evaluation. View the guidelines for state legislative coordinators.  General information and a list of resource materials available are listed below.

General Information
Resource Materials

General Information

How to Get Involved and Other Frequently Asked Questions
State Legislative Coordinator Guidelines
State Legislative Coordinators Roster
Partner Organizations

Resource Materials

Classroom Materials (publications and videos)
Media Promotion Strategies
Evaluation Forms
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Suggestions for Legislators

Legislators and Legislative Staff Only
(You need your NCSLnet password to access the following documents.) 
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Draft Letter to Members from Leaders (download to MSWord)
Draft Resolution for State Legislatures (download to MSWord)
Legislator Press Release Sample (download to MSWord)
Statewide Press Release Sample (download to MSWord)

For further information about America's Legislators Back to School Program, please call (303) 364-7700; or send an email to

Updated 9/09/09

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