Every year for three to four days in late June, high school democrats from all over the country gather in Washington, D.C. for the HSDA summit. During their time in D.C., attendees hear from high ranking leaders within the Democratic party such as Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, and more as well as top officials from the DNC. Attendees also tour the monuments and capitol building as well as attending training seminars and classes on the George Washington University campus.
Despite these once-in-a-lifetime experiences, attendees of the HSDA summit often cite the opportunity to connect with other highly motivated and politically active teenagers as the highlight of the trip. One attendee from Pennsylvania remarked that "summit was the first time I truly felt united with others who had the same dream, the same values, and the same passion", another stating that "summit opened my eyes to the power of my own voice. I saw other kids my age speaking up and making a change and realized that I could, too".
Sat. June 23 - Wed. June 27
George Washington University