High School Advisory Council
Members of OAG's 2019 High School Advisory Council with Christina Jones, OAG’s Special Counsel for Strategic Youth Initiatives.

OAG’s High School Advisory Council (HSAC) is an intensive three-week, paid program that brings 15 District students together to make important policy recommendations to the Attorney General and his staff. Under the guidance and supervision of OAG professional staff, students are prompted to analyze real world problems to build their decision-making skills around complex issues. The purpose of the program is to give young people a seat at the table in making decisions about critical issues that directly affect them. HSAC members have opportunities throughout the year to discuss policy recommendations with the Attorney General.

The 2020 HSAC program begins with a three-week boot camp (July 6 - July 24) where students learn about advocacy, policymaking and the inner workings of the Office of the Attorney General.

We are looking for 15 D.C. residents who are:

  • Rising 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students who are interested in social justice and exhibit leadership among their peers.
  • Eager to learn about public service, how government functions, and advocacy for their personal policy interests.
  • Reflect the District’s diversity and represent its various communities and affinity groups across all eight Wards.
  • Have at least a 2.0-grade point average at the time of their application.

Early Admission Deadline: March 27, 2020
Regular Admission Deadline: April 28, 2020

Click Here to Apply to be a 2020 HSAC Member

Questions? Please email Christina.Jones2@dc.gov.