Take action in your community by participating in Youth in Government, a comprehensive program offering middle school and high school students throughout Washtenaw County practical experience in the study of state and local government. Youth in Government provides teens the opportunity to become active change agents in their community through learning about legislative and governmental processes.  Participants learn about bill writing, parliamentary procedure and current issues facing the state of Michigan.  This program offers participants a trio to Lansing where participants carry out a mock-debate at our State Capitol Building within the House and Senate Chambers. For more detailed information on this program, please visit www.myig.org. Gain practical experience in the study of state and local government.  Through weekly meetings and local/state conference, participants engage with:

  • Local and State governmental processes and leaders
  • Legislative bill writing
  • Advocacy through legislation
  • Parliamentary procedure debate
  • Mock legislative debates
  • Policy implementation process

Middle school and high school weekly meetings begin week of September 16. Participant Program Fee: $105.  High School State Conference Fee (February 20-23, 2020): $405


Registration packet is available here.  Questions? Contact Madison Kraning, Youth in Government Coordinator, at mkraning@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8012


High School Youth in Government

Middle School Youth in Government