Welcome to the South Carolina Youth in Government website
The SC YMCA Youth in Government program mourns the loss of a great YIG friend and volunteer.
Dean Eichelberger was one of our most devoted, dedicated, and beloved judges for the YIG trial program. Scores, if not hundreds, of young people were blessed to have the luck of the draw that put them in his "courtroom" for their mock trials throughout the years. He loved getting a YIG t-shirt as our meager thanks for his time every year. He was patient and serious about his job as a volunteer judge. We are so sad, and will miss him.
About SC YMCA YIG
The Youth in Government program helps to create the next generation of good citizens. Through our programs, we demystify local, state and national governmental systems so tomorrow's adults will know how to effect change within these systems. We expand horizons so young people will understand their role within a global society.
Students participate in:
April 11th-12th, 2013
May 17th-19th, 2013
The Youth in Government program uses the service-learning model in the firm belief that leadership is developed by doing. High school students help provide leadership for our middle school programs, while college students - alumni of the Youth in Government program - provide leadership for our high school programming. All programs are guided and directed by committed adult volunteers and YMCA professional staff.