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EMPOWERING YOUTH

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 NCHS 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 at NCHS 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.