Generation Joshua’s Two-Day Teen Events – FULL
HSLDA’s Generation Joshua, a leadership-training program for teens, offers two exciting, two-day sessions on Friday and Saturday! Knowing that true leaders must stand up for what they believe, Generation Joshua challenges teens to strengthen their beliefs and gives them the opportunity to put their beliefs into action. Your teens will have the chance to take an active leadership role in one of two events.
Sign up when you register for the convention! Or, if you’re already registered, call the office (804-278-9200) to add on one of these teen events!
Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7
Open to students ages 13 and up.
Events run concurrently, so you may-choose one.
iCommand: $39 per student
iAdvocate: $39 per student
Think you can make tough decisions? Find out firsthand what your legislator goes through every day! Featuring interactive activities that simulate what a legislator encounters when he or she tries to draft and advocate legislation, this track will give you working knowledge of how a bill becomes a law (or not!) You will have to choose between competing priorities such as personal legislative goals, the goals of your party, and the professional agreements you’ve made with other participants. Start with drafting legislation in a small committee, and progress to an official legislative session where your will debate and vote on your legislation.
How would YOU handle a crisis? Find out in one of Generation Joshua’s brand-new teen tracks. Designed as an intense foreign policy crisis simulation, your team will act as members of the executive branch of government, where you must respond to a variety of developing foreign crisis. Take on a role in the State Department, Department of Defense, or national security organization, and attempt to discern wise and true courses of action. An intense look at the powers of the presidency in action, and of U.S. foreign policy, iCommand gives you a chance to test your own idea of how the U.S. should act on the world stage—and see the consequences in real time!
iCommand is one of Generation Joshua’s newest teen tracks. Designed as an intense foreign policy crisis simulation, the program allows students to act as members of the executive branch of government. They must respond to a variety of developing foreign crisis. The students take on roles in the State Department, Department of Defense, and national security organizations attempting to discern wise and true courses of action. An intense look at the powers of the presidency in action, and U.S. foreign policy, iCommand provides student with an opportunity to test their own idea of how the U.S. should act on the world stage and see the consequences in real time.
The Generation Joshua team takes government (something that is not very hands on) and in just two days turns it into a full-scale, interactive, learning process. We go beyond simply lecturing and utilize hands on learning and critical thinking. It is common knowledge in the homeschool community that children learn best by employing all of their senses; thus, in each of these courses, the teens actually get to practice the material they learn, rather than just read about it.
Generation Joshua’s staff focus on how the Christian worldview affects decision-making in intense political situations and show students the implications of their decisions and responses. Learn why politics works the way it does, why it’s worth being involved, and how to be a consistent advocate for Christian principles.