Fall Virtual Open House
We're holding Virtual Open Houses this fall for interested students, new delegates and returning delegates! Join us and meet your State Office Directors, your current officers and learn more about the program and what is new for 2022! Choose your preferred date and sign up today!
Virtual Open House Dates
- Sunday, August 15, 5 p.m.
- Thursday, August 19, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 12, 6 p.m.
YMCA Youth and Government is a nationwide civic engagement and servant leadership program that provides students in high school with the opportunity to represent and serve their communities through model government, leadership, professional development, advocacy and service learning.
Students can join Youth & Government through a local delegation found in their high school or local YMCA.
YMCA NC Youth and Government is for high school teens in grades 9 - 12.
The YMCA of the Triangle hosts Youth and Government clubs at area YMCAs. High Schools across the state also host clubs. Clubs typically meet weekly. Find the club nearest to you.
North Carolina Youth & Government Program Highlights
NC YMCA Youth & Government delegates have the opportunity to participate throughout the academic school year and also apply for two options in the summer.
The Youth Legislature Conference | Raleigh, NC
Held annually in February, this conference brings students together from across the state to experience the governmental process first-hand through a youth-run and youth-led model. During this weekend experience, students participate as legislative, judicial or media delegates
Conference on National Affairs | Black Mountain, NC
This week-long summer conference offers opportunities for Youth & Government participants to do research in areas of national and international concern, and to organize their findings into documented proposals. They engage in discussions and debate these proposals with students from around the country.
National Judicial Competition | Chicago, IL
The YMCA National Judicial Competition is held each summer. This program is a combination of Mock Trial and Appellate (Moot Court) events as well as opportunities to meet other students from across the country who share a passion for Youth and Government and the judicial system. The competitions take place at the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Federal Courthouse.
For more information about NC YMCA Youth and Government, contact Leigh Dauchert or call 336-688-1706.