Youth Legislature is a national YMCA program for high school students that prepares them for moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy.
Each conference brings together diverse students from across the state to experience the governmental process first-hand through a unique “youth-run, youth-led” model. The Youth Legislature Conference in February. Delegates can select from a myriad of roles in which to participate in the program and annual conference.
Delegates can choose a role in the Legislatie program to write, debate and anaylze bills in both the House and Senate.
Delegates can experience the judicial branch of government by arguing cases or taking on the role determining the outcome of cases in a courtroom setting.
Delegates can be a part of the media team, reporting on bills, creating video content and managing social media content.
Delegates may choose to run for one of several elected positions at the NC Youth and Government conference. Most positions require specific experience qualifications.