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 YMCA of Greater Long Beach Metro offices: 3605 Long Beach Blvd. #210 Long Beach, CA 90805

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

 

2016-2017 Program Info 

CONFERENCE LOCATION DATE
Leadership Development Camp Oakes TBA
Bill Hearing Long Beach City Chambers TBA
Training and Elections Conference I Fresno, CA Nov. 11 - 13, 2016
Training and Elections Conference II Fresno, CA Jan. 14 - 16, 2017
69th Model Legislature and Court Sacramento, CA Feb. 16 - 20, 2017

 

SPACE IS LIMITED! ENROLL TODAY!

For more information, please email Angelica Cortez or call the Y at 562.423.0491.


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 Ken Sol or call the Y at 562.596.3394