Youth and Government is a statewide civic education and leadership development program in which YMCAs, schools, and community organizations involve students in hands-on learning experiences. YMCA Youth and Government allow middle and high school students to experience the excitement of our state government, both legislative and judicial, in action.
Students meet regularly as a club through the school year beginning in October. Each club consists of participating students and is led by YMCA staff and volunteers. Each year, the YMCA teaches democracy to hundreds of middle and high school students through hands-on experiences in the chambers of the Pennsylvania Capitol.