Congratulations to our new 2016-17 State Officers!
Lt. Governor, Jessie Searles
Boyd High School, McKinney YMCA
State Affairs Forum Chair, Zain Imam
Lakehill Preparatory, White Rock YMCA
Junior Lt. Governor, Jonathan Jamison
Canterbury Episcopal School, Oak Cliff YMCA
Junior State Affairs Forum Chair, Ethan Ong
Imagine International Academy, McKinney YMCA
Youth & Government
Democracy must be learned by each generation. YMCA Youth & Government is a statewide civic education and leadership program in which schools, civic organizations and Ys involve kids in hands-on learning experiences. Click on an icon below to explore!
YMCA Youth and Government allows middle and high school students to experience the excitement of our state government in action.
Students meet regularly as a club during the fall semester and throughout the year. Each club consists of participating students and an adult sponsor (usually a teacher) and is guided and supported by YMCA staff and volunteers. Students choose to participate in one of four areas: legislative, judicial, media, or state affairs forum. Model United Nations in also an option.
In November, clubs compete at District Conference, and the top individuals and teams advance to the State Conferences in January and February in Austin. Model United Nations Assembly takes place in April.