Youth & Government Announcements
This year at Washington YMCA Youth & Government many changes have effected our programs since the outbreak of COVID-19 last March. With these changes has come new innovative ideas for civic engagement by connecting virtually with teens all across the state. As we prepare to host our district mock trial tournaments we are excited to share that we have 48 teams participating in a virtual setting. For more information check out our Mock Trial page.
Youth Legislature has gone virtual as well. Teens are busy writing their bills and preparing for our 74th Youth Legislature session in May. Go to our Youth Legislature page for more information.
2020-2021 Program Year
YMCA Youth & Government is committed to offering civics education and experiences throughout the school year. All of the state-wide events will be held virtually. We will keep you informed as additional delegation and advisor resources become available. Contact us for information about your local program.
2020 YAG Week
YMCA Youth & Government offered activities virtually to encourage and support civic education and community among our state-wide delegations. The major officers, youth leadership group, staff and volunteers created an intriguing, informative, and fun alternative for Youth Leg to keep youth from across the state engaged in civic education. YAG Week was offered at no additional cost to youth participants in the hopes that no barriers would keep them from participating in guest speaker sessions, panel discussions, social activities, and an opportunity to present their bill in a committee debate.
Watch Recordings of YAG Week
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Support Youth & Government and Volunteer
Whether it’s volunteering as an Youth Legislature advisor, being a rater at one of our Mock Trial competitions, or helping at an event; volunteering is an excellent way to be involved with our programs. We have many volunteer opportunities and would love to get you connected.