Youth & Government Community Impact | YMCA DC

Youth & Government Community Impact

Young people long to save the world before they can hold public office or even vote. So to prepare them to implement systemic solutions and to inspire them to become change-makers and dedicated public servants, the YMCA’s Youth & Government programs give students the opportunity to learn how governments and individuals can use public policy to make their dreams for a better world a reality.

By challenging themselves to take on the roles of different government leaders, and addressing real problems in their communities, members of the YMCA’s Youth & Government and Model General Assembly programs draft legislation and analyze real international events, and then work to build support around practical and sustainable solutions.