Volunteers Make a Difference in Mock Trial

Last updated: May 7, 2021, at 8:33 a.m. PT

Originally published: May 5, 2021, at 2:12 p.m. PT

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Over 430 volunteers helped to provide a virtual hands-on experience for 47 high school teams from across Washington State this mock trial season,

We are incredibly grateful for their willingness of the many attorneys and judges who contributed their time and talents over six weeks to ensure that 580 youth had a successful mock trial experience.

A number of teens and coaches shared positive comments in regards to the feedback and positive affirmations after each round provided by our raters and judges. As we move forward in planning for 2022, we want to share the areas of focus our organization plans to work towards. As a statewide non-profit organization, we depend on volunteers and donors like you to make these goals possible.

This year, we plan to:

  • Create a strategic recruitment plan targeting students from rural areas.
  • Increase participation in schools that serve BIPOC youth.
  • Provide affordable, year-round civic education for school partners and students.

As you know, a working civilization cannot work without the continued participation of its citizens. In the same way, we hope that you can continue to partner with us in this work and here are a few ways you can continue your involvement:

  • Share the Championship Round of the Washington YMCA Mock Trial Competition among your network so others can hear about how Youth & Government impacted you this year.
  • Watch this video on YouTube on the impact of Youth & Government.
  • For the price of one venti coffee a month, you can contribute $63 to Youth & Government to ensure that Washington State has quality civic education for all youth. Donate today!
Category: Youth Programs