Youth in Government

Student-run program with lots of great leadership opportunities.

Participants learn the principles of a democratic society by engaging with their peers in the process of civic action.  Form your own opinions; find your voice!

Sharpen leadership skills through public speaking, debate, mock trial, bill writing, and the formation of a press corps. Meetings start in the Fall of 2018 to prepare for our weekend trip to the State Capitol, held March 1-3, 2019, where we simulate a mock government in the actual seats of our Legislators and Supreme Court Justices.


Registration is still open!

Fees:  Y member:  $40  |  Community participant:  $60

Registration is available online at the Y Welcome Center desk.

Fees for the weekend Model Government trip to Madison are extra.


Join the YIG Facebook group

If you are a current YIG participant or parent/guardian of a participant, join our FDL YMCA Youth in Government Facebook group for all of the lastest updates!  This is a CLOSED group for YIG participants and families.


For more information, contact Ben Giles at 920.921.3330.