YMCA Contact: Taylor Roberts
For over 60 years The YMCA’s Youth in Government has been bridging the gap between, well youth and their government. This premiere extracurricular program enhances civic understanding in a tangible, memorable way for students from 7th to 12th grade, through a hands-on, mock legislative session- the only program of its kind which allows students unprecedented access to the State Capitol Building for three full days for a General Assembly. Every year 150-250 students congregate (with the aid of actual legislative employees) to draft their own bills, debate with each other, in committees, on the floor of the House of Representatives, and within the Senate Chambers. The myriad influences of all key players in our modern process are included: students take the roles of legislators, Supreme Court justices, even lobbyists and the press corps!
“Democracy must be learned by every generation,”
Participants DO NOT need to be a part of a school delegation and is open to all students. Cost for the program is $75 and includes all materials each student will need, as well as cost associated with running the program. As with all programs through the Denver YMCA, scholarships are available to defray the cost for some participants.
For more information please go to: http://www.denverymca.org/
COST: $75 (Scholarships through the Denver YMCA are available. Please
GENERAL ASSEMBLY: November 19-21 at Colorado State Capitol
Colorado YMCA Youth in Government
Youth in Government State Office
27151 East Lakeview Drive
Aurora, CO 80016
Program Director: Taylor Roberts