This is the only program of its kind that offers this type of access to Colorado’s legislative offices. Photo ops of students and legislative leaders will take place each day.
WHEN: Nov. 25-27, 2013
WHAT: A mock General Assembly where students will hone their leadership, collaboration, and communication skills through bill writing, lobbying, debating, and voting
WHO: Over 150 Colorado middle school and high school students in YMCA’s Youth in Government Program
WHERE: State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
WHY: The YMCA Youth in Government Program builds character traits that help students become involved, responsible adults and respected leaders.
BEST PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
Nov. 25, 9:15–10:00am Opening Session–House Chambers
Nov. 26, 9:00 a.m. Speaker:
Nov. 26, 12:45–1:15 pm General Assembly–House Chambers, Speaker: TBD
Nov. 27, 12:15–1:30pm General Assembly–House Chambers
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS CONTACT:
Teresa Kutt, Director of Marketing, YMCA of Metro Denver,
office 720 524 2724, cell 303 358 0744
More information is at www.DenverYMCA.org/
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
A leading non-profit, the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver brings together over 71,000 children, teens, members, and volunteers in a shared commitment to strengthen community. Through a variety of programs and services, we promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility throughout the Denver metro area. We are one of 2,700 YMCA organizations nationwide, collectively helping more than 21 million people learn, grow, and thrive. To join, donate, or get more information, visit www.denverymca.org.