Teachers and Administrators

Teachers and administrators: Bring Youth in Government to your Schools

LET YOUR STUDENTS SHINE

Through the YMCA’s Youth in Government program, students experience first-hand the inner workings of government, build leadership and communications skills, and participate in an exclusive-access General Session right at the State Capitol. The program builds skills, and it gives students an opportunity to distinguish themselves in ways that colleges and employers look for. 

Take a look at our Advisor information at the bottom of the page for specific responsibilities of Advisors

More benefits

  • The program naturally supplements what’s being taught in social studies and civics classes
  • Schools can earn points with the National Speech & Debate Club
  • Training materials are already in place so it can be brought to schools with minimal increase to teacher workload. 

Get started

Our current participating schools find it useful to create a club where students can come together and discuss public issues, practice debate skills, and support each other with bill writing. If there is no Youth in Government club at your school, you might consider joining our new YMCA delegations. For more information, contact the State Director.

Some helpful links on state government:

Building a Better Colorado - A new organization geared toward understanding the issues important to Colorado residents

Lessons on Local Government - Provided by the Special District Association of Colorado

Colorado General Assembly Home Page

 

YIG Club links

Youth Interest Survey

 

 

To bring Youth in Government to students and schools, contact: 

Colorado YMCA Youth in Government
Attn: Rachel Sloan
27151 East Lakeview Drive
Aurora, CO 80016
Phone: 720 810 7310
Email: rsloan@denverymca.org

 

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