Baeza Lakew, a junior at Kentlake High School, was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib as one of 11 students from more than 130 competitive applicants to represent Washington youth on the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC).
“I’m so grateful for this opportunity,” Baeza said. “I’m looking forward to using my voice to advocate for youth in my state!”
As a member of the youth-led program, she will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of public policy issues and legislative strategies by personally lobbying legislators, testifying before the legislature, organizing civic engagement events for her peers throughout the state, and more.
More About Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)
Each year, 11 new students are selected for a two-year commitment to serve on the council. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be from 14 to 18 years of age and be in grades 8-10.
The 11 new members were chosen from an applicant pool of over 130 in a competitive process involving the submission of several essay question responses, an interview, and a thorough review by the current council and the Lt. Governor’s office.