On February 29 – March 2, and March 21 – March 23, Ohio YMCA Youth & Government will be taking over the Statehouse. They will be hosting two high school assemblies and need your help.
Youth & Government is a three-day learning conference in which students participate in a simulation of the democratic process. YG offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with those who hold like and opposing views.
Youth & Government includes all three branches of government, as well as the Press Corp. In the legislative program, student legislators elect their leadership and write bills throughout the school year, culminating by debating these bills at the Ohio Statehouse in committee and on the floor. Students also participate as youth lobbyists.
Each year, YG seeks lobbyists to help mentor the youth lobbyists while they are at the conference. On February 29 and March 21 between 4:15 pm and 7:00 pm, we are asking for mentor lobbyists to help prepare our youth lobbyists for the conferences, including a dinner for the YG lobbyists.
Please email Beth Tsvetkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more details or to volunteer.