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Creating A New Generation Of
Leaders for California
 

As we enter our 73rd program year we face many challenges but are as committed as ever to serving as many youth as possible by building civic knowledge, engaged citizens, friendships and empowering our delegates to find their voice and use it for positive change.  Please help us in our commitment to California's youth and their future by donating today.

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California YMCA Youth & government

73rd Model Legislature & Court 

 
Though things may look different this year for Youth & Government, it will not stop us
from discussing new ideas, meeting new friends, and providing a platform for your
voice to be heard. Whether you are a returning delegate -
or if this is your first time in Y&G - we have the program for you! 

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BLACK LIVES MATTER.

IT IS MORE THAN A MOMENT. IT IS A MOVEMENT.

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Model Legislature & Court

California YMCA Youth & Government’s Model Legislature & Court (MLC) program was established 70 years ago and continues to be the state’s premier youth leadership and civic engagement program. The MLC creates a six-month learn-by-doing experience that teaches the values of democracy by bringing together a cross-section of high school students from across the state of California.

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2 - Model United Nations

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Model United Nations

California YMCA Youth & Government has offered the Model United Nations (MUN) program to middle school students throughout the state since 2001. Middle school students (delegates) participate in the program with their peers. They are given the opportunity to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends. The four-month program culminates when delegates from around the state meet at the annual Model United Nations Summit in Los Angeles, California.

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3 - Spring Conference

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Spring Conference

Spring Conference participants learn leadership skills, practice their speech and debate skills, and run for office in a fun and relaxed environment.  This event is a condensed version of the Model Legislature & Court program and is a great introduction to two of the program’s major components: the Legislative Houses and the National Issues Commission.

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4 - Conference on National Affairs

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Conference on National Affairs (CONA)

The Conference on National Affairs (CONA) is a ten-day, nationwide conference. Its primary focuses are to gain an awareness of National concerns and issues, as well as increase the understanding of Federal Government and its relation to State, National and International matters. Participants author individual proposals of national or international scope and then champion these proposals through a competitive debate process. 

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5 - National Judicial Competition

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National Judicial Competition

The National Judicial Competition (NJC) is a nationwide Appellate Court and Mock Trial competition program hosted by the YMCA of the USA in partnership with the American Bar Association. This program brings together Youth and Government participants from around the country to face off in mock trial and appellate court competitions. 

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Upcoming Events

73RD MODEL LEGISLATURE & COURT

FALL: Activating Your Political Voice
Oct. 26, 2020 - Dec. 5, 2020
WINTER: Bringing It Back To The State 
Jan. 11, 2021 - Feb. 13, 2021
SPRING: All Politics Are Local
Feb. 22, 2021 - Mar. 27, 2021

20TH MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Program dates for 2020-2021 will be announced soon! 

 

Y&G SPECIAL 
EVENTS

Youth Governor Inaugural Ball

June 19, 2021
Universal City, CA

 

 

 

 

Providing Life Changing Experiences for Youth

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. California YMCA Youth & Government is an integral part of the YMCA movement and has been providing service to local YMCAs for 70 years. We now engage close to 5,000 high school and middle school youth from across the state each year, in programs emphasizing civic engagement. Our efforts provide participants the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that will shape their lives and our society’s future.

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1792 Tribute Road, Suite 480
Sacramento CA 95815 (map)

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