Youth in Government (YIG) offers model legislative and judicial experiences for youth in grades 6 –12. Students learn by doing, and have the opportunity to try their hand at leadership in an open and receptive learning environment.
MODEL LEGISLATIVE & JUDICIAL PROGRAM:
Weekly meetings begin in December and will continue as we lead up to the one-day Training and Elections Conference (March 11, 2017) and the Model Legislative and Judicial conferences (April 7 – 9, 2017). Both conferences will take place in Dover, Delaware at Legislative Hall and the Kent County Court House.
FALL MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM:
This one day event is held in November for Middle School students interested in learning about our States Political system. Students will have the chance to learn about the legislative process, debate parliamentary procedure, and work with students from across the state to develop solutions to problems they see facing Delaware.
2017 Delegation Meeting Time/Date
Brandywine YMCA: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA: Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Central YMCA (Wilmington): Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Dover YMCA: Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Sussex Family YMCA: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Starting Jan 21st)
Walnut Street YMCA: Saturdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Western Family YMCA: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
School Delegation: Contact your school advisor
Madeline Campbell, Youth Governor – Western Family YMCA
Jill Canning, Youth Chief Justice – Charter School of Wilmington
Rebecca Alexander, Associate Justice – Western Family YMCA
Michael Chen, Associate Justice – Western Family YMCA
Keri Edwards, Associate Justice – Brandywine YMCA
Charlotte Leslie, Associate Justice – Charter School of Wilmington
Zak Baillie, Editor in Chief – Western Family YMCA
Representative Kim Williams, 19th Representative District
Representative Melanie George Smith, 15th Representative District
Representative John Viola, 26th Representative District
Senator Brian Bushweller, 17th Senate District
Representative Deborah Hudson, 12th Representative District
Representative Paul Baumbach, 23rd Representative District
Senator Jack Walsh, 9th Senate District
Representative William Outten, Representative District 30
Senator Margaret Rose Henry – 2nd Senate District
Representative Ronald Gray – 38th Representative District
Senator Bryan Townsend – 11th Senate District
Representative Ruth Briggs King – 37th Representative District
Representative Jeffrey Spiegelman – 11th Representative District
YIG in Action