The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility



Youth & Government

Youth and Government is an exciting hands-on experience in the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government. It provides opportunities for high school teens and middle school youth to study and debate public issues.  Teens participate in a mock trial, write legislation, or experience creating a news broadcast/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.  We are honored to be allowed to use the Capital buildings to make this a truly realistic experience. For some students this is a once in a lifetime experience and for others it is the beginning of a career.

Register for Youth and Government

Teen Advisory Board

What is the Teen Advisory Board?
It’s a forum for teens to meet other teens who enjoy service and to have a voice planning the activities for teens at the Lakewest Family YMCA. To help promote our services to your peers
We will meet as a group at least once a month. During the meeting we discuss and plan upcoming activities, talk about ways the Lakewest YMCA can help teens. Meeting dates and times will be determined by the group as a whole.

What programs will TAB help plan in the upcoming year:
Whatever the group decides; it’s up to you! The possibilities are endless!

+ Qualifications and Responsibilities

For more information on Y teen programs contact:

JaMonica Washington
Youth Development Director

214 630 9880