Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program

This summer I was delighted to host 185 students from 22 area high schools in Washington, DC for the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program. Every summer in June and July, students at the high school level are given the unique opportunity for a comprehensive experience of our nation’s capital.

Congressman Sessions speaking to PSLGP Session 1 participants & Texas Leadership Forum students

Some of the events from the program sessions included educational tours of the Pentagon, the National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress and the Newseum. Students engaged in a wide range of activities, from visiting the Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum to researching and discussing policy issues. They were also able to interact with other leaders in Washington, including Congressman Greg Walden (OR-2), Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8), Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-8), Congressman David Dreier (CA-26), Congresswoman Diane Black (TN-6) and Colonel Jason Bohm of the United States Marine Corps.

I always enjoy learning the perspectives and aspirations of young citizens in my district, and I was pleased to have these students participate in my program. Students who are interested in participating in the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program may contact my Program Manager Sydney Stone at 202.225.2231 or


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