Youth In Government

Youth In Government

Youth In Government is a YMCA program that offers high school students the opportunity to serve their schools and communities as part of a yearlong model government and leadership development process. Student’s write bills on issues facing Florida at weekly meetings and attend a statewide trip, State Assembly, in the Spring to argue their ideas on the House and Senate floors of our State Capitol!

Who We Are

We have come a long way since our founding in 1936!Learn a little more about who we are and how we came about.

What We Do

Youth in Government is a YMCA program that offers high school students the opportunity to serve their school and communities as part of a yearlong model government and leadership process. But what do we do for you?

Program Areas

Learn more about the program areas we currently offer and sign up today if you are interested!

Locations

Check out where we host Youth in Government meetings and sign up today!


Student Testimonial: Program Year 2015-2016

“This year, Youth In Government has transformed me; I am more empathetic, understanding, and open to new ideas. I was able to listen to people share their passions from all over the country, ans also had the opportunity to pass my bill in the state’s youth cabinet. My experiences have given me confidence in myself, and the ability to reach my dreams through future scholarships. The Friendships that I have made in this program are life-long, and I am eternally grateful for the experiences that I have had.”

Hannah Williams,
Lakeland Christian School, 11th grader