The California YMCA Youth & Government Program (Y&G) continues to build upon a proud legacy of providing quality educational and civic engagement programming to high school and middle school students throughout our state. The individual, yet interconnected programs operate according to a disciplined yearly planning schedule. Y&G programs are designed to complement each other and coordinate together in activities, providing year-to-year continuity in civic engagement education as well as leadership growth opportunities for the thousands of student participants.

20th Model United Nations
Description: During our five-week Model United Nations program, students in 6th-8th grade will come together with peers from across California to discuss international issues, discover other cultures, develop life-enhancing skills, and make new friends. These students will become “delegates” and will be assigned to one of four program areas, each focusing on improving the international community. Sixth graders will serve as members of the United Nations Security Council where they’ll be tasked with maintaining world peace. Seventh grade delegates will be joining the Forum on Non Governmental Organizations where they’ll be tasked with creating innovative nonprofits that will address some of the world’s most pressing problems. Eighth grade delegates will participate in either the General Assembly of the Economic and Social Council where they will take on the role of an assigned country, create their own resolution and debate with their peers.

MUN Camp
Description: MUN Camp will NOT be like summer school! Activities and assignments will all happen during our time together, no homework. Students will assume the role of ambassador in our simulation to a designated country and work with their team to solve an international crisis. Games will be played daily but we will also accomplish our work through learning about the world around us and how to be more diplomatic in our arguments.
Requirements: none

Female Leaders In Power (FLIP) Camp
Description: FLIP Camp is a week of learning and developing leadership skills alongside fellow young women and older high school mentors. Mentors, under the supervision of adult staff, will work with their groups to learn about how to impact change in their communities. Female guest speakers will discuss themes of: women in leadership, women in politics, empowering yourself and others, confidence and positive self image.
Requirements: female students entering 7th-8th grade

Around the World (US Edition)
Description: Around the World explores places that may not be so accessible right now! This edition features US landmarks and places of interest. Students will need to follow the clues to figure out the destination of the week.
Requirements: students entering 4th-8th grades (grades will be split)

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