Leaders Club/Youth in Government

Youth and Teen Programs

 

Leader’s Club: Leaders Clubs provide teens with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Clubs also serve as a recruiting program for future Y professionals. Teens between the ages of 12 and 18 are developed as leaders, fostering within them a culture of service in addition to knowledge and training that will help them better serve others and shape a healthy and productive life for themselves.

 

Contact Laney Gilmore for more information lgilmore@woosterymca.org

 

Youth in Government: In YMCA Youth and Government, students identify social issues and problems and select those they wish to resolve by writing legislative bills. This creates the major content of club program and leads into a process of research and debate. It also makes it necessary for students to examine many of their values, beliefs and attitudes while confronting the practical demands of freedom. On the state level, students conduct election conventions and mock sessions as steps leading to a Model Legislature and Administration Convention in Columbus, OH. Each spring, they literally take over the State Capitol for three days and conduct a model government. Here, their bills and leadership skills meet the test, and they confront the reality of the legislative process. Bills passed into law are shared with those who make the real laws and govern our Commonwealth.

 

Contact Laney Gilmore for more information lgilmore@woosterymca.org