STRENGTHENING

COMMUNITIES WITH
TEEN ADVOCACY

The New York State YMCA Youth & Government Program provides high school teens with the opportunity to use their
thoughts, voices and actions to make a change. The program is dedicated to teaching young people to use the democratic
process to affect change that has an impact on their individual communities and around the State. 

RESEARCH an issue of concern
PROPOSE legislations
PRESENT it before an assembly of peers

This is a great opportunity to test problem solving and communication skills. Attend a State Conference in Albany with teens
from around the state in the State and Assembly Chambers and Judicial Courtrooms to debate proposed changes.

Lobbyist                                        Journalist
Youth Attorney                              Legislator

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Shawn Thomas: (P) 845 956 1512  (E) sthomas@middletownymca.org

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