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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.


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. Please contact us to find a club in your area. 

Youth Legislature Conference

The Youth Legislature Conference is held in February. 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 this weekend experience, delegates have the opportunity to participate as a legislative, judicial or media delegates. Registration for the 2020-21 NC YMCA Youth Legislsature Virtual Conference is now open. Please review the conference calendar and fees schedule for details. Questions about registration? Review our registration Q&A. Financial assistance for the conference is available. Apply for financial assistance.


For more information about NC YMCA Youth and Government, contact Kate Gross at 919-582-9337.