The Jovem Senador program encompasses two competitions: Projeto Jovem Senador and the Federal Senate essay competition. These events aim to provide high school students from public schools with knowledge about the structure and functions of the Legislative Branch in Brazil.
Each year, the organizing committee proposes an essay prompt that students respond to. Schools are invited to host an essay contest within their individual school and submit the best essay to the Secretary of Education which will then select three essays per state as well as the top three essays nationally. One essay per state will then be selected by the Senate. The authors of these 27 best essays will be invited to participate in a four-day program in Brasília where they will develop and seek to approve different legislative projects, simulating the work of real Senators.
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194.111 essays were submitted in 2018 and only 27 public school students from all of Brazil are selected to take part.
There is no registration fee.
Students must write an effective essay in response to the proposed prompt.
Time to write initial essay and participate in four-day event in November of each year.
1. Each school selects winning essay and submits it to the state Secretary of Education online.
2. Tops three essays per state are selected by each Secretary of Education which are submitted to the Federal Senate.
3. Federal Senate organizing committee selects top 27 essays.
Four-day Jovem Senador program occurs in November of each year.