Our 2018 Featured Program of the Year

YMCA Youth and Government

Youth & Government lets young people experience how our nation's democratic process works from the inside out. Starting with issues that stir their passions, teens learn to debate public policy, write legislation and work towards addressing the issues that impact their community. The program concludes with a regional conference where the teens take over the State Legislature in Albany, experiencing first hand what it means to be an elected official, member of the press or part of the judicial wing.