HOURS: 5:30am – 7:30pm
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WAYS TO REGISTER:
Mail: P.O Box 16329 Springfield MA 01115
Contactless Drop box: 1500 Main Street Springfield MA 01115
In Person: Only at Outreach Centers (Chestnut & North End)
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OUR RESOURCE CENTERS:
North End Outreach Center
1772 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01104
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT
Our Youth In Government motto is “Democracy must be learned by each generation.” Every person can make a difference. Youth In Government helps participants acquire skills that benefit them for the future.
As a YMCA program, Youth In Government focuses on the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. For the Y, strengthening the foundations of the community is our cause. Teens are encouraged to be active in their communities by fostering debate and problem-solving about local issues. We believe this program helps build informed, inspired, and service-oriented leaders for the future.
High school students in grades 9-12 and limited numbers of middle school students (middle school students serve as legislative pages) are encouraged to participate. Bi-weekly meetings are held locally for 60-90 minutes. All delegates participate in all-day state Pre-Legislative Conferences on three Saturdays over the course of the program year. The Model Government Conference is held in early Spring over three days in Boston. Officers attend leadership training before the conference. All participants are expected to complete any missed school work.
This is a place where teens become leaders in their community! Leaders Club is designed to offer young adults the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide volunteer service within the YMCA and their community. Sessions and events are balanced with values discussions, peer relationship building, and programs targeted at managing all aspects of a young adult’s daily life. Leaders Club members participate in several social outings, including leaders rally weekends that include hundreds of leaders from all over the Northeast region. This program is extremely hands-on and is managed by an elected executive board of peers and a YMCA advisor.
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