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 Youth in Government

Advisor: Jen Zwicky, YMCA Youth Development Director
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The Wisconsin YMCA Youth in Government program enhances the development of the democratic process by enabling young people to prepare for political and moral leadership through participatory training in the theory and practice of determining public policy.

Students will write, debate, and defend their own bills and court briefs in order to prepare for positions in the YIG assemblies and Supreme Court.  Culminating in a February weekend in Madison where we “take over” the Capitol Building for a mock government session with students from across the state, this is a life-changing (and fun!) educational program that is not to be missed!