Youth & Government

YMCA Youth & Government prepares teens for moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy.

Teens can join Youth & Government through a Youth & Government club at their high school throughout the state of North Carolina. Teens write bills, then debate them in a model legislature complete with delegates, judges and members of the press at the statewide conference held in February in downtown Raleigh, N.C.

The possibilities for leadership and self-discovery are endless.


Runs from September through February every year.

Conference Dates

Youth Legislature Conference, Feb. 8 - 11, 2018 Raleigh, N.C.


Online registration will open Sept. 18 Check back here for the link to register. 

Conference and Club fees this year are $489.

Please contact the Teen Director at your nearest YMCA or your high school for more information.