Youth & Government



The Youth & Government program is a High School age “Hands-on” experience in State Government. Youth & Government is an educational program that increases awareness of the governmental process and develops skills in the areas of personal development, self-esteem and leadership. There are opportunities for news reporting, writing, debating and lobbying for or against bills. The highlight of the program is a weekend long trip to Raleigh, where the students present and debate Bills in the State Legislative Building.

To register, click here. Club dues are due by Sunday, October 15. If you need financial assistance, you can apply through our Open Doors Financial Assistance program.

Conference registration is due by Sunday, November 18, click here to register.

Click here to learn more about the importance of Youth and Government from YMCA of the USA.

Volunteer Hours

All volunteer hours must be signed up for by NOVEMBER 1, 2017. You must be available for all of the time slot, even though you may assigned certain hours during that time slot. Some events have a maximum amount of volunteers, so it is all first come first served. Click below to sign up.

Davie Fall Fest October 21 4:30-8:00pm

Jerry Long Breakfast w/ Santa December 9  8:00 am-12:30 pm

Jerry Long Fall Festival October 27 4:30 pm-9:00pm

Jerry Long Parents Night Out October 14November 11, December 2 & December 16 5-9pm

Mistletoe Race Packet Stuffing 4:30-8:30 pm November 28,29,30

Mistletoe Race Packet Handout 4:30-8:00pm December 1 4:30 -8:30 pm

Mistletoe Race 6:00am – 2:00pm

WGW YMCA Breakfast with Santa December 9 8am-12:00pm

WGW Fall Festival October 21 4:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Please contact Racheal Salmons for any questions: