Pitman Student Attends U.S. Senate Youth Program, Meets Senator Menendez

Pitman Student Attends U.S. Senate Youth Program, Meets Senator Menendez


NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez met in his Washington, D.C. office this week with Pitman High School student Jacob Bernard, who was selected for the competitive United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

"I want to congratulate Jacob on completing the Senate Youth Program and representing the very best of New Jersey," said Sen. Menendez. "It’s great to see the next generation of leaders participate so passionately in civic engagement Jacob’s is an impressive young man with a bright future in public service.”


In addition to being the chairman of Pitman High’s Young Democrats Club, Jacob is a member of the Education, Youth, and Special Events Committee of the South Jersey Young Democrats Black Caucus. He is Key Club secretary, a Marching Band drum major, and a member of both the National Honor Society and National Music Honors Society. After graduation, he hopes to study history and international studies at a university in Washington, D.C. and later pursue a law degree.

Established in 1962, the USSYP provides a unique educational opportunity each year for two outstanding high school students from each state to experience firsthand the federal government in action. The program’s mission is to encourage each these young men and women to pursue a lifelong commitment to public service, history, and political science.