Youth and Government

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.

Questions? Contact Eric Graves at eric.graves@ymcagreensboro.org or 336.272.2131.