SC Youth In Government

Democracy is not a spectator sport

High School Model Legislature & Court Conference

Learn the process by joining the process

Middle School Model Legislature & Court Conference

Learn the process by joining the process

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.

The 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.

If you are interested in starting a Youth in Government Program at your school, e-mail our Director of Recruitment Jessica Sharp at jessicasharp@ymcagreenville.org.

The dates for the 2019 Model Legislature programs have been announced! The High School Model Legislature & Court will be held November 20-23 and the Middle School Model Legislature will be held November 17-19.