Help your teens experience the political process!
Enroll them in Generation Joshua’s iElect Teen Track
during the Tulsa convention.
Over the course of the two-day program, teens will be assigned to a mock political party,
design their own party platform, elect their own candidates from among themselves,
and raise GenJ money to buy commercials, campaign materials, and advertisements.
Parents and other conference attendees are involved by registering to vote,
donating play money (provided), and by voting for their favorite candidate.
At each phase of the program, students will learn how a real election works by actually
participating in the presidential race, making important decisions that could make or break
their campaign. The program is a simulation—essentially a competitive game between
the students who are divided into teams, design competing messaging and
go through the forms of a presidential election.
iElect is appropriate for teens aged 13 to 18 who are interested in the political process and mature enough to participate in a group activity on their own.
The cost for iElect is $35 per teen for the two-day program.
The registration cost also includes a two-year membership in Generation Joshua.
Register your teens, ages 13-18, for the iElect program when you register for convention or you may visit the site later to register your teens for the program. Please note your student must be 13 at the time of the convention in order to participate in the program.
Please visit Generation Joshua’s website for more information about their clubs and leadership programs. Each day’s program lasts seven hours.
9:00 – Registration
9:30 – Welcome and Introduction
10:30 – Session 1: “The Basics of the Electoral Process”
11:00 – Party Caucus Meetings and Platform Drafting
11:30 – Break for Lunch*
1:00 – Session 2: “The Constitutional Presidency”
2:30 – Whole Party Meetings & Party Officer Elections
4:30 – Primary Elections
5:00 – Break for the Day
9:00 – Session 3: “Rules of the Road: Campaign Nuts & Bolts”
10:00 – Party Campaign Strategy Meeting
11:00 – Candidate Debates (Parents Welcome)
11:30 – Break for Lunch*
1:00 – Candidates Press Conferences
2:00 – Session 4: “The Next Generation of Leaders”
3:00 – Campaigning
4:00 – Polls Close, Wrap-Up and Election Results.
5:00 – Dismissal
*Students need to make arrangements to purchase or bring their own lunch.
“I learned why we have primaries. I learned that it is a lot of work to campaign and that you have to be very courageous to be president! I also learned that you have to stand firm in what you believe.” Male, 13
“ Honestly, never thought politics could be this interesting. I couldn’t believe how hard this was, and it wasn't even real! Now every time I close my eyes, I see red, white, and blue” Female, 15
“ I learned a lot about the process of becoming president. Campaigning is way more important than I thought. Many people are needed for an effective campaign. All people are equally important.” Male, 17