What is Youth & Government?

Youth and Government®, a national YMCA program, empowers students from every corner of the U.S. by giving them the opportunity to learn about—and experience—government policies and methodologies firsthand.

This unique program is made up of thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Participants immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement, debate issues that affect citizens in their state and even propose legislation. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.



Want to be a part of Youth and Government?

Come to the Call-Out Meeting!
August 31, 2023, High School Students at 3:30 PM, Middle School Students at 4:30 PM, Portage Township YMCA, Community Room