+ - Youth & Government
Teens, catch the excitement of shaping the future by learning how government works and what it takes to implement improvements through the YMCA Youth and Government program.
This dynamic group gives teens hands-on experience in state government roles as senators, legislators, judges, court justices and news reporters who cover the political scene. Competitions are held on a district and state level in Austin.
YMCA Texas Youth and Government is a statewide, youth led, civic engagement program for high school and middle school students. It is an exciting hands-on experience in the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government along with print and broadcast media.
- Study and debate public issues
- Experience the Judicial branch of our state government
- Write a legislative bill
- Participate in a Youth Legislature
- Produce the State Y&G news broadcast
- Edit the State Y&G newspaper
Schools currently participating in Mckinney Youth and Government are Dowell Middle School and Boyd High School and we are expanding to Imagine International Charter School in the Fall of 2012 . Please contact Lorelei Pineda, Teen Coordinator email@example.com