Teen Program

The FPEA is proud to welcome the Generation Joshua team as the program for teens at the 2014 Convention. Generation Joshua will operate two simultaneous teen tracks designed to intersect so that students will get a taste of both programs. These programs are iAdvocate and iCommand.

iAdvocate: Mock Legislative Session features interactive activities that simulate what a legislator encounters when he or she tries to draft and advocate legislation. Participants will have to choose between competing priorities such as personal legislative goals, the goals of his or her party, and the professional agreements he or she has made with other participants. The track will start with the drafting of legislation in a small committee, and will progress to an official legislative session with the chance to debate and vote on the legislation.

iCommand: Presidential Crisis Simulation is one of Generation Joshua’s newest teen tracks. Designed as an intense foreign policy crisis simulation, students act as members of the executive branch of government. They must respond to a variety of developing foreign crises. 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 students 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 Teen Program is optional for teens attending the Convention.  The cost is $35 per person. Teen Program registration is an add-on option with Convention registration.

Teen Program Schedule

Friday & Saturday
9-9:30 a.m. Check-In
9:30-11:30 a.m. Morning Session
11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break on Own
1-5 p.m. Afternoon Session