What is it? It is an educationally sound method of learning about our process of government by providing opportunities for high school youth to study and debate public issues, write legislation, and participate in a Youth Legislature. The Youth and Government Program is a leadership training experience in three phases: (1) local club training, (2) district training Conferences, (3) the annual Conference in the State Capitol replicating Texas Government and its functions. The program, operated entirely by the youth members, is centered in the local clubs, schools and communities with the YMCA Youth conference being the climax.
Austin High School Program It’s an extra-curricular program run in conjunction with the Town Lake YMCA.We meet every Wednesday during lunch to discuss topics, debate ideas and plan for our annual District and State Conference. We have groups involved in
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We also participate in Texas Legislature Page Program when in Session
Outstanding Delegation – State 2013, 2014, and 2015
Outstanding Delegates – State 2014
Outstanding Delegates – District 2012, 2013 & 2014