USSYPUnited States Senate Youth Program
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The USSYP was created in 1962 "to increase young Americans' understanding of the interrelationships of the three branches of government, the caliber and responsibilities of federally elected and appointed officials, and the vital importance of democratic decision-making not only for America but for people around the world" Each year this competitive, merit-based program brings 104 high school students--two from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity--to Washington, D.