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 “Democracy must be learned by each generation.”— Benjamin Franklin     

YMCA Texas Youth & Government is a statewide civic education and leadership development institute in which YMCA’s, schools, and community organizations involve students in hands-on learning experiences. YMCA Youth and Government allows middle and high school students to experience the excitement of our state government in action. Students meet regularly as a club during the fall semester. Each club consists of participating students and an adult sponsor (usually a teacher) and is guided by YMCA staff and volunteers. Students choose to participate in one of four areas: legislative, judicial, media, or state affairs forum. Area clubs begin meeting during the fall school semester. In November, clubs compete at District Conference, and the top individuals and teams advance to the State Conferences in January (high schools) and February (middle school).

 In addition to having a great time and meeting new friends from across the state, these future leaders improved their public speaking, leadership, and critical thinking skills, built self-esteem, and strengthened their character. To see pictures from State Conference and keep up to date on all things related to the YMCA of the Coastal Bend Youth & Government Program, make sure to like us on Facebook.

Youth & Government – Helpful Links / Files State Youth and Government Website …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   

Contact Information: Chloe McReynolds Outreach Program Director 361-882-1741 417 South Upper Broadway Corpus Christi, TX 78401 CMcReynolds@ymca-cc.org

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