Youth & Government

What is Y&G all about?

The YMCA Youth & Government motto is “Democracy must learned by each generation.” Every person can make a difference. Youth & Government helps participants acquire skills to take into the future:

  • Public speaking/communications

  • Greater understanding of democratic process

  • Enhanced leadership skills

  • Application of moral and ethical values to life decisions

As a YMCA program, Youth & Government focuses on the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, civic engagement, and fun.

Who can participate?

High school students in grades 9-12. A limited number of middle school students serve as legislative pages. Adult Advisors can be YMCA staff, teachers or volunteers. Alumni of the program may volunteer to serve in various ways.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Nichole Hay at 508-378-3913.