Youth in Government (YIG) offers model legislative and judicial experiences for youth in grades 6 –12. Teens meet in their local delegations to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of Delaware. The program culminates with the teens taking over Dover, Delaware for a 3-day model Legislative and Judicial Conference which is held annually at Legislative Hall and The Kent County Court House. Delegates learn by doing, and have the opportunity to try their hand at leadership in an open and receptive learning environment.
YIG in Action
MODEL LEGISLATIVE & JUDICIAL PROGRAM: Grades 6-12
Weekly meetings begin in December and will continue as we lead up to the one-day Training and Elections Conference, which is scheduled for early March, and the Model Legislative and Judicial conferences held in early April 2017. Both conferences will take place in Dover, Delaware at Legislative Hall and the Kent County Court House. To register or for more information, contact Sam Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA
Sussex Family YMCA
Walnut Street YMCA
Charter School of Wilmington
Conrad Schools of Science
Seaford High School
Executive Branch: Vilas Annavarapu, Youth Governor – Charter School of Wilmington
Judicial Branch: Aditya Shukla, 2016 Youth Chief Justice – Charter School of Wilmington
Press Leadership: Leah O’Neill, Editor in Chief – Charter School of Wilmington
The YMCA of Delaware Youth in Government Program has recently revived its Alumni Association. Our goal for the Alumni Association is to help alumni maintain contact with each other through local events, provide opportunities for alumni to support our Delaware Youth in Government and to help keep track of the amazing contributions our alumni are making to our community. Please be sure to sign-up for our Alumni Association in order to receive updates on our group activities.