Youth and Government is a nationwide civic program that prepares high school students for moral and political leadership. Students join local clubs or delegations. Each club, or delegation, works together throughout the school year to learn about the legislative and judicial process.
Delegations typically meet weekly. Delegations attend the North Carolina Youth Legislature Conference. 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.
- Gain knowledge of government structures, democratic process, and how to create public policy
- Develop confidence and critical thinking skills through leadership development
- Expand awareness of societal issues, career & networking opportunities
- Enhance communication skills through opportunities for debate, public speaking, and writing.
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