Bloomington-Normal YMCA

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NEW HOURS effective November 23! Monday - Friday: 5am-7:30pm, Saturday 6am-2pm

Youth & Government

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. 

Delegation will meet every other Tuesday afternoon beginning September 24th after school at NCHS.  There is a special FIRST delegation meeting on Monday, September 9th.

Parent/Student Informational Meeting will be Thursday, September 5 at 6pm at NCHS.

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Register your child today for the Youth and Government Assembly that is held this spring. Students will become inspired to be more civically involved in their community and society, learning how to become a better leader of tomorrow. As our YMCA prepares to launch Youth and Government in the Bloomington-Normal community, we will be observing this event. 

Dates: February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020


 For more information, contact Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall at or NCHS Social Studies teacher, Mr. Watts at

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