TEENS - LAKEWOOD

YOUTH & GOVERNMENT

"Democracy must be learned by each generation."

YMCA Youth and Government is a six-month program in which high school delegates role play various positions within the California State Legislature and the State Court systems. Students participate by joining local YMCA delegations. Within these delegations, they create bills to be submitted to the Model Legislature, research and practice court cases, and attend the three annual Model Legislature and Court conferences.

Weekly Meetings: Delegates meet once a week to discuss issues facing California, as well as ways to implement their solutions through the legislative and judicial processes. Delegates will write and debate bills, prepare briefs, practice public speaking, and make new friends.

*Meetings take place at the Lakewood Family YMCA:  5835 E. Carson St., Lakewood, CA 90713

Visit the California YMCA Youth and Government website for additional information.

 

2017-2018 Program Info 

CONFERENCE LOCATION DATE
Open House Lakewood Family YMCA September 27, 2017
Training & Election I Fresno, CA November 10-12, 2017
Training & Election II Fresno, CA January 13-15, 2018
70th Model Legislature & Court  Sacramento, CA February 15-19, 2018

*Attendance is mandatory at all conferences

SPACE IS LIMITED! ENROLL TODAY!

For more information, please email Melina Palacios or call the Y at 562.425.7431.


THE CAMP EXPERIENCE

Camp Oakes offers a variety of activities including hiking, swimming, archery, fishing, rope courses, astronomy and much more! Campers will be placed in small, age appropriate cabin groups under the careful supervision of well-trained leaders. Our resident camp, Camp Oakes, is located in the San Bernardino Mountains , near Big Bear. Click for Camp Oakes page


COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

Ages:

16-17 years old

Interested in being a teen leader? Counselor In Training opportunities are available.

Cost: $315.00

For more information, please email Stacy Valdez or call the Y at 562.425.7431