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.