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.
Youth delegates will:
- 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 across the state of Texas participate in their local District Conference and culminate the experience in a four-day State conference in Austin, Texas.
Contact the YMCA Youth & Government District 5 Director
Depending on your time availability, there are various opportunities to volunteer. From starting a Y&G club, helping with setup at the conference or preparing youth to speak publicly, there is something for everyone. Submit your contact information here; contact your local branch or the YMCA Texas Youth & Government State Director at 800-269-9622.
Request a Program
If you are interested in having this program in your school or you want to be an advisor, visit us online at www.ymcatexasyg.org.