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.

2017-2018 Participating Schools:
Calvary Day School
Davie High School
Early College at Forsyth Tech
Forsyth Country Day School
Mount Tabor High School
Paisley High School
Parkland High School
R. J. Reynolds High School
Reagan High School
South Stokes High School
Walkertown High School
West Forsyth High School
West Stokes High School

If you need financial assistance, you can apply through our Open Doors Financial Assistance program. Any questions? Please contact Jess-Mara Jordan at

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