Youth in Government
Michigan Youth in Government is a process of leadership
There are two ways to learn about government. The first is to read textbooks about what others have done. The second is to take that theoretical knowledge and apply it in an actual government setting.
Opportunities to practice what you learn
The State YMCA Youth In Government program provides high school and middle school students with a unique opportunity to become acting state legislators, governors, lobbyists, lawyers, committee chairs. The students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government. These students are challenged with many of the issues our real legislators must face in their elected offices. Our expanded program includes a national issues debate section (National Issues Forum) dealing only with national and international debate.