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Teens Take Over the State Capitol Monday

The YMCA’s Annual Youth In Government is in Session Next week

 
Youth Governor, Jacob Rodriguez, a senior at Strasburg High School
Youth Governor, Jacob Rodriguez, a senior at Strasburg High School
PRLog - Nov. 20, 2013 - DENVER -- On Monday, Nov. 25, over 150 teens in the YMCA’s Youth in Government Program will take over the State Capitol to hold a three-day mock legislative session and experience the political process first hand.

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: Colorado Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino

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/YIG.

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.

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Teresa Kutt, Denver YMCA
720 524 2724
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Last Updated:Nov 21, 2013
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