Participants will take part in a mock presidential campaign that includes caucus work, a primary race, voter registration, fundraising, commercials, campaigning, and actual voting.
Our teen program participants will be assigned to a mock political party, design their own party platform, elect their own candidates from among themselves, and raise GenJ money to buy commercials, campaign materials, advertisements, etc. Parents and other conference attendees are involved by registering to vote, donating play money (parents will be provided with the money), and by voting for their favorite candidate.
The Louisiana Christian Parenting Conference 2016 Teen Program agenda:
- Registration and Introduction to the GenJ Teen Track
- Generation Joshua – A Mandate to Be Involved
- Caucus work—Electing a caucus chair, a representative to the convention, and drafting a caucus platform.
- The nuts and bolts: Campaign dos and don’ts
- Caucus Work and Candidate endorsement (each caucus may endorse one candidate)
- Meet in main room, then campaign work. The caucus representatives will meet in party convention to draft party platforms from their caucus’ recommendations. Party Meetings—electing a chair, treasurer and approving a party platform.
- “Impact: The Presidency”
- Campaign Strategy Work
- Primary Vote: (Closed Primary, students may not cross party lines to vote at this time)
- Introduction for Day Two, Primary results announced
- Campaign Q & A Time with iElect Staff
- Campaign Work — At this time, submit questions for the debates to Gen-J staff.
- Candidate Debates
- Devotional – Authority and Responsibility
- Lunch Break
- General Election Vote: Adults Only
- Campaign Work (Voter Registration Closes at 2:00 p.m.)
- Candidate Press conferences
- “Generation Joshua: Raising Up the Next Generation of Leaders”
- General Election for Teens – Results announced and Teen Track Wrap Up