Youth and Government is a nationwide program affiliated with the YMCA of the USA with a mission to provide the youth of Illinois with an immersive education and fun experience to inspire/promote life-long leadership, ethics, responsible citizenship and self-confidence through participate in a unique model state government program.
YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT AT NORMAL COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
The Bloomington-Normal YMCA will provide an opportunity for high school students to become involved in the mock legislative and judicial program for all freshman through seniors, based on the three-branch democratic system. Students will meet throughout the year with their advisor and program volunteers as a delegation, researching bills, learning about process, and exploring areas of interest.
In addition to regular delegation meetings, students attend pre-legislative session trainings in November and December (4 hour events), and Assembly in March in Springfield, IL.
Youth and Government is available to all youth in our community ages 15-18 years old.
The Fall session begins Thursday, September 8th at 5 p.m. in Community Room A at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA, located at 202 St Joseph Drive in Bloomington.
Youth and Government will meet every Thursday at the YMCA at 5 p.m.
The fee to participate is $250 per person. Need Financial Support? Fill out the application below!
Call us at 309.827.6233, or visit us at our facility on 202 St. Joseph Dr. in Bloomington!