Young Senate and House hopefuls merged on the Florida Capital Saturday for the 46th Annual YMCA Youth in Government Day.
More than 35 states across the country have similar programs where students can become everything from an executive cabinet member to a member of a lobbyist firm. Where high school students get a first hand look at the inner workings of state government.
Organizers say this experience is priceless for future lawmakers.
"Students actually having to write bills," said Samantha Lane. "Write proposals, it becomes there own experience."
The YMCA Youth in Government Day host between eight hundred to 1,000 students from across the Sunshine State every year.
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