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VAYD Regions

The Backbone of the Teen Caucus

Chapters are the base of the Teen Caucus.  These are the units work everyday to promote the Democratic Party in their schools and in their community.

Chartering with VAYD

As the official youth branch of the Democratic Party of Virginia, chartering with VAYD is the only way for Virginia teen Democrats to be in contact with the DPVA and gain representation in our annual convention. The process is quite simple: all that is needed is a club constitution, a list of (at least ten) club members, and an outreach plan guaranteeing that your club will not practice discrimination. Once chartered, VAYD provides resources for chapters to expand and get involved in politics. Chapters are connected to Democratic candidates and campaigns, are able to expand their awareness of public policy through our issue advocacy caucuses and can lobby for policies in our collective interest! Chapters still remain autonomous and VAYD does not impose any restriction on chapters, other than the expectation that charters shall not discriminate against members.

For help with chartering, do not hesitate to reach out to Daisy Maxwell, the Teen Membership Director at [email protected]

Abingdon High School

Washington County

President: Nicholas Maggard

Douglas Southall Freeman High

Henrico County

President: Salaar Khan

Albemarle High School

Albemarle County

President: Angel Pilkey

Albemarle High School Young Progressives.

Fairfax High School

Fairfax County

President: William Bates

George Mason High School

City of Falls Church

President: Grace Tarpgaard

Maggie Walker High School


President: Tejas Muthusamy

Lake Braddock Secondary School

Fairfax County

Co-Presidents: Sloane Daly and Philip Lombardi

Marshall High School

Fairfax County

President: Sonel Cutler

McLean High School

Fairfax County

President: Saehee Perez

Monticello High School

Albemarle County

President: Luca Huff

Monacan High School

Chesterfield County

President: Carter Watts

South Lakes High School

Fairfax County

West Springfield High School

Fairfax County

President: Paula Demegret

Washington-Liberty High School

Arlington County

Co-Presidents: Jillian McLeo and Sofia Sosa Olivares.

The W-L Young Democrats aim to inspire high schoolers to pursue their interests in democratic politics and provide them with the tools necessary to be civically engaged.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Fairfax County

Co-Presidents: Raunak Daga and Rishi Lahoti

W.T. Woodson

Fairfax County

President: Katie Anderson

West Springfield High School

Fairfax County

President: Prasi Thapa


York County

President: Delon Winfield

York High School

York County

President: Mikayla Wilson

Yorktown High School

Arlington County

President: Nathan Dent

Langley High School

Fairfax County

President: Selina Al-Shihabi

Western Albemarle High School

Albemarle County

President: Hadrien Padilla 

Bishop O'Connell High School Democrats

Fairfax County

President: Claire Cavanaugh 

Edison High School

Fairfax County

President: Ruth T. Alemu

Charlottesville Young Democrats


Co-Presidents: Kunga Youdon and Madelyn Packer

Oakton High School

Fairfax County

President: Eileen Lincoln

Orange County High School

Orange County

President: Trenton Matthews