YMCA of the Triangle

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YMCA Youth & Government

Democracy Learned

Each year, hundreds of high school students from N.C. gather in Raleigh to take part in Youth & Government Youth Legislature Conference. This conference is the highlight of the NCYAG program.

YMCA North Carolina Youth & Government (NCYAG) 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 and 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.

Ages

YMCA NC Youth and Government is for high school teens in grades 9 - 12.

Clubs

The YMCA of the Triangle hosts several Youth and Government clubs at area YMCAs. Clubs typically meet weekly. Please contact us to find a club in your area. 

Youth Legislature Conference

The Youth Legislature Conference is held in February in downtown Raleigh. Participants use the Legislative Building, area hotels and the Raleigh Convention Center. Each conference brings together diverse students from across the state to experience the governmental process first-hand through a youth-run, youth-led model. During the four-day, three-night conference (Thursday-Sunday), the bills developed by delegations are debated in committees, then on the floor of the House and/or Senate and, if passed, sent on to the Youth Governor.

REGISTRATION

NC YAG Club
Oct. 1: Members
Oct. 15: Participants

Youth Legislature Conference
Oct. 1
Conference registrants need to be enrolled in a NCYAG club first. 

Register Oct. 1