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Youth and Government is a national YMCA program for high school students that provides “hands-on” leadership experience in State Government. Our goal is to empower teens to learn how to make an impact on their community. Youth and Government, or YAG, is a great fit for teens who want to see and enact change in the world or meet more people and have fun! In addition to looking great on a resume, Youth and Government teaches critical thinking skills, networking skills, teamwork, and strives to build self-esteem. 

With many opportunities to grow within the program, students can serve as legislators, attorneys, judges, lobbyists, budget analysts, journalists, photographers, and more. By allowing teens to become decision-makers, teens not only learn how the world around them works but also how to make a real difference.

Serving the Greensboro, Jamestown, Eden and Reidsville, NC, areas, the YMCA of Greensboro wants to be your first option for college preparation. One of the Y’s main focus areas is youth development, and Youth and Government builds on individuals’ developmental skills and helps grow self-esteem.

This year, we hope to continue our success at the annual conference and increase program participation to 50 teens. Click here to complete our Youth and Government interest form.




Questions? Contact Eric Graves or call (336) 272-2131.