Young Democrats of America High School Caucus

Infobox Political Youth Organization
name_english = Young Democrats of America High School Caucus/ High School Democrats of America
colorcode = #2f5b79

founded = 2005 (National)
headquarters = None
mother_party = Young Democrats of America/Democratic Party
international = International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY)
website = [http://www.campaignwindow.com/teendemocrats/ High School Democrats of America Website]

The Young Democrats of America High School Caucus is the unofficial national federation/organization of high school students in the Democratic Party of the United States. It is also known by the names of the "Teenage Democrats of America", and "High School Democrats of America."

As part of the Young Democrats of America [ [http://www.yda.org/about/36/yda-structure YDA | YDA Structure ] ] [ [http://action.yda.org/o/720/c/4097/chapters/signUp.jsp YDA ] ] the members of the High School Democrats of America represent high school students at all levels of the Democratic Party.

Although State Chapters for the organization and idea existed long beforehand, the High School Democrats of "America" itself was founded in December 2005, by Ahmed Kokon (NY) and Jonathan Padilla (CA). The caucus was approved by the YDA National Committee on December 2nd, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona. The High School Democrats of America is headed by an Executive Board, consisting of national officers, and a National Committee consisting of representatives from individual states.

The organization, at its initial founding, claimed a quarter of the YDA's membership, or around 15,000 at the time. [ [http://highschool.yda.org/wp-content/uploads/yda-high-school-caucus-presentation.pdf Microsoft PowerPoint - YDA High School Caucus-Presentation ] ]

It's main alternate organization is the Teenage Republicans.


=Current Officers: Executive Board 2008 - 2009 [ [http://campaignwindow.com/teendemocrats/more/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Executive_Board&section=more_49800 Teenage Democrats of America-Executive Board] ] =

National Chair: Alicia Froio

Executive Director/National Committee Chairman: Erich Reimer

Executive Vice-Chair: Julie Aromatorio

Vice Chair of Political Affairs: Charlie Dann

Vice Chair for High School Outreach: Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Director of Political Campaigns: Chris Cecchin

Treasurer: Ryan Davis

Midwest Regional Director: Jordan C. Rasmusson

Mid-Atlantic Regional Director: Allen Gannett

Northeastern Regional Director: Elijah Sharma

Pacific Director: Evan Larson

Great Lakes Director: Andrew Kaback

Southeast Regional Director: Jessica Stallone

Southcentral Regional Director: Hope Brookins

Southwest Regional Director: Wyatt Larkin

Notes and references

Links

* [http://www.campaignwindow.com/teendemocrats/ High School Democrats of America Website]


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