Why are we doing this?
Democracy and public service must be learned by each generation. It is our duty to teach them.
"Public Service means educating, leading, sharing, and developing society in a way that is beneficial to everyone."
"I think that if I was elected tomorrow I could get a handle on things."
"Passing hard legislation forced us to negotiate and interact and build lasting friendships."
To learn; to lead; to serve.
In order for public servants to uphold the ideals of duty, honor, and justice, they must be taught why it is important. Through the Academy for Public Service students of service are supported in developing their ideas and challenging the status quo. We foster connections across generations of leaders to ensure the longevity of our democracy.
What we offer
Student Representatives from Arkansas host a House Floor session in the Arkansas House Committee rooms in the state capitol.
Are you a high school or undergraduate student anxious to jump into the world of public service? Join Collegiate Model Government and learn the innerworkings of state government through the frame of public service.
In Model Government you'll learn what it means to be a servant leader firsthand, as well as foster connections with fellow leaders.
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If you are a current or former legislator, executive officer, judge, or lawyer; or have experience working with legislators, constitutional officers, judges, or lawyers and are interested in being a legislative, judicial, or executive mentor, click here to get started.
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Leadership is more than taking charge. The Academy teaches passionate students how to lead through service.
With The Academy, you'll learn how to present yourself professionally surrounded by supportive peers and mentors.
We support our students by challenging their ideas, helping them to consider every angle of a problem.
What makes The Academy unique is its commitment to the lifelong support of its students and alumni.