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
Students from Richardson meet monthly with a volunteer sponsor to plan and train for competitions.
Interested in the Dallas Y&G program?
Submit your contact information here or:
For more information contact Terry Eley at 972.272.3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 1st - November 15th
Ages: 11-18 years old
YMCA Members: FREE
Activity Members: $30
Register in person at the YMCA
821 Custer Rd.
Richardson TX 75080