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.
YMCA NC Youth and Government is for high school teens in grades 9 - 12.
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.
Club registration opens in the fall. Conference registration opens in December.