Youth in Government (YIG)

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: Grades 9-12

Weekly meetings begin in January and will continue as we lead up to the one-day Training and Elections Conference (February 27th, 2021) and the Model Legislative and Judicial conferences (March 26 – 27, 2021). Both conferences will take place in Dover, Delaware at Legislative Hall and the Kent County Court House.

Click here to receive updates on the Spring 2021 Conference.

 

Stay Tuned for Meeting Dates and Locations

School Delegations: Charter School of Wilmington, Seaford High School, Caravel Academy, Odyssey Charter, Salesianum School, Conrad School of Science, Sussex Academy of Arts and Science.

For more information about joining, contact Anesha Truesdale at atruesdale@ymcade.org.


Stay Tuned for 2020/2021 Registration and Cost Details

We allow students to attend the first meeting without making any commitment. At their first delegation meeting, they will receive all of the information they need for the program and our online registration link.

*Due to our generous supporters who contribute each year, we are able to help reduce the cost from $500 to the prices listed above for all delegates. Additional financial assistance is available.


Executive Branch:
Amruta Veeramachineni, Youth Governor – Charter School of Wilmington

Judicial Branch:
Emily Chmiel, Chief Justice – Charter School of Wilmington

Press Leadership:
Ryan Balu, Editor in Chief – Charter School of Wilmington

Lobbyist Leadership:
Anisha Mahuli,  Chief Lobbyist – Charter School of Wilmington


JR. MODEL LEGISLATURE:
Grades 6-8

Weekly meetings begin in September 2021 leading up to this one-day event held on November 7th  .  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. Click here to receive email updates about the Junior Model Legislature 

YIG in Action


 

Our Mission


To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.

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Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. Together we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.

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