The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Parents for Youth and Government

"My child was painfully shy.  She would get physically ill anytime she had to make any kind of speech. This program has given her the confidence to be able to speak in a public setting.  The great thing about this program is that it gives an opportunity for any student to have this great learning experience." –YG Parent

Upcoming Events

State Conference - High School, Austin, TX

January 25-28, 2018 - Deadline for room list and registration is DECEMBER 6; Drop Deadline without payment penalty is DECEMBER 14; late registration is $25

 State Conference - Middle School, Austin, TX

February 23-25, 2018 - Deadline for room list and registration is JANUARY 5; Drop Deadline without payment penalty is JANUARY 12; late registration is $25  

Youth and Government is a nationally recognized civic engagement organization for teens. Teens learn YMCA core values while also navigating the world of politics with peers.

The mission of Youth and Government is to help teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation and we do that by providing an environment in which students can increase their political awareness and understanding, while learning the meaning of social action through an actual hands-on experience in government.

Youth and Government Develops and Promotes understanding of local, state, national & international issues, research-writing-debate on issues, exploration of careers in public service, interaction with adult and youth leaders involved in the decision-making processes, an understanding of effective and peaceful resolution of issues and concerns as well as an appreciation for the diversity of viewpoints, beliefs and backgrounds, demonstration of citizenship responsibilities and leadership roles essential to the health of a democracy and a positive self-image and confidence necessary to succeed, and nurturing of values such as respect, responsibility, caring, honesty, servant leadership, and civic engagement

 Learn more today! Contact Jenna Struble at 469-601-1173 and

Supportive Parent at State Conference



Program registration is restricted to those students who belong to a Youth and Government club in their school or YMCA. If your child's school does not have a club, please contact

To register your child for the Youth and Government program, please register at  the State YAG website