The Congress Experience

Quinton Cools June 08, 2016
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Set the alarm. Go to sleep. It’s been a long work day.


Wake up. Shower. Professional attire.


Breakfast. In hand, The TeenPact Times, your favorite newspaper about the previous day’s goings-on, in and around the session. Oh yeah, the fashion column. Check out President Luke Martin’s shirt/tie combo. Nice. #ThanksFitzpatrick


Check the sunrise. Perfect.


The buses pull onto the property. Early as always. We’re ready to go.


Welcome to TeenPact Congress.


This August 9-14 our students will return to Tallahassee, Florida for a one-of-a-kind experience called TeenPact Congress. This event is led by former TeenPact Intern and Program Director Josh Cockroft, who currently serves as a State Representative in Oklahoma. He and the staff work months ahead of time to prepare for what is one of the highest reviewed TeenPact Alumni Events. Ever.





Students are offered a chance to participate in one of four roles – Representative, Senator, Lobbyist, or Journalist.


Students who participate in the legislature actually work on the House and Senate floor of the Florida State Capitol. It is an unbelievable experience.


The Lobbyist Track provides the most hands-on learning experience of what it means to work for a cause, with the issues that matter most to you constantly on the line.



The journalists participate by observing the legislature in session, recording votes, interviewing sponsors of hot-topic issues, and reporting on the legislative session.


Make no mistake, this event will push you to your limits. Your days will be spent working. Hard. Your afternoons will be full of Ultimate Frisbee and sand volleyball. Your evenings will be spent learning from godly teaching and a time of debrief you know as Rendezvous. Worship music in the morning. In the evening.


As with all of our Alumni Events, TeenPact Congress is all about Jesus. We believe that by giving you a hands-on, on-site way to learn about the national political process, we can actually inspire leadership in you.


You are a leader. We need leaders in our country. And hey, we need leaders like you at TeenPact Congress.



We want you to join us! TeenPact Congress will be held July 31-August 5 in Tallahassee, FL. Save $20 with our Early Bird Discount if you register before THIS Wednesday, June 10.


Join us this August for a life-changing experience!



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Quinton Cools

Quinton Cools grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and like any true Oregonian, he can identify the perfect cup of coffee. He is the fifth of nine… Read More

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