TEENS - LOS CERRITOS
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
2016-2017 Program Info
|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
16-17 years old
Interested in being a teen leader? Counselor In Training opportunities are available.
For more information, please email Ken Sol or call the Y at 562.596.3394