The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Youth & Government

Equipping youth to improve our nation


What is Youth & Government?

A nation-wide YMCA program in which students learn the mechanics of government and the media by participating in hands-on activities in their club at their school or local YMCA. Texas Youth & Government

How do we participate in YG?

  • Ask your local YMCA to do a presentation at your school
  • Engage a dedicated adult advisor
  • Begin a club with your local YMCA
  • Prepare, practice and participate!

*Financial Assistance & Income Based Club fees are available

Why participate in YG?

YG is a life-changing program. Students gain the following from YG:

  • Confidence
  • Leadership and Public Speaking Skills
  • Empathy and Diplomacy
  • Stronger work ethic
  • Value of voting and volunteering
  • Organized decision making skills
  • New friends and important life-long connections
  • A better understanding of the workings of government

For your students, YG also helps enhance academic and UIL performance, as well as already existing clubs such as Media, Debate and World Affairs, Mock Trial and more.

Participating Schools for White Rock YMCA Delegation

Austin Academy for Excellence Middle School

Brandenburg Middle School

Garland High School

Inspired Vision Academy

Jackson Technology Middle School

Lakehill Preparatory School

Lakeview Centennial High School

Naaman Forest High School

North Garland High School

Robert T Hill Middle School

Rowlett High School

Sachse High School

Sellers Middle School

Skyline High School

South Garland High School

Webb Middle School

WH Gaston Middle School

Woodrow Wilson High School