YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT SPRING CONFERENCE! Sunday May 19, 12 – 3 pm  at Eastern Michigan University Honors College 511 West Forest Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197!

Be an active citizen by participating in Youth in Government (YIG), a comprehensive program offering middle school and high school students across Washtenaw and Livingston counties practical experience in the study of state and local government. School-year program begins Fall 2019.YIG Spring Conference is free and open to all youth currently in grades 5 – 11. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to:
• Meet current YIG members of the middle and high school delegations
• Learn about political debating through Parliamentary Procedure
• Discuss local and state issues and address issues through bill writing
• Meet local advocates
• Learn more on how to get involved in YIG and register for upcoming school year program
REGISTER by Friday May 17 by contacting Madison Kraning, Youth in Government Coordinator, at mkraning@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8021

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.  The YIG program consists of weekly meetings and opportunities to participate in local and/or state conferences.  Program curriculum includes the following topics:

  • Local and State governmental processes
  • Legislative bill writing
  • Advocacy through legislation
  • Parliamentary procedure debate
  • Mock trial debates
  • Introduction to local and state leaders
  • Policy implementation processes

High School Youth in Government

Middle School Youth in Government