Teens and Government

Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today.

YMCA’s Teens & Government program teaches the values of democracy by creating citizen leaders from a cross-section of the local high school population, providing them with the opportunity to experience government first hand and to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process. The program also helps develop within these youth an attitude of self-help and self-confidence for their personal futures.

Essential Focus

• High-quality experiential and educational simulation based upon rules and regulations set by city government
• Meet weekly using ZOOM to form a sense of community with other participating high schoolers
• Applicants will be participating in community volunteer work throughout the 5 month program

Program designed for ages 13-18.

Registration now open. If you have any additional questions regarding the Y’s Teens and Government program or how to get involved, you can always reach out to blindsey@ymcaeastvalley.org

Youth and Government

Building Up Tomorrow’s Leaders.

From discussing local issues to global politics, our Youth and Government programs provides a unique experience for our youth to have their voices heard. We get teens involved in the government process, diving deep into the issues facing individuals and communities across the globe. With a special focus on hands-on learning activities, both our Model United Nations and Model Legislature & Court program give teens the platform to make a difference. Our program is designed to build up our youth today into compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Through our program, teens will walk away with skills in:

Public Speaking Research
Writing Study Skills
Critical Thinking Leadership Skills

To find the right program for your teen, please read below on the differences between our MUN and MLC programs. If you have any additional questions regarding the Y’s Youth and Government program or how to get involved, you can always reach out to the Redlands YMCA.

Learn and lead.

Our model UN provides the opportunity to learn, discuss, and debate current international issues, explore world cultures, develop leadership skills, and make lasting friends. Program includes travel to a conference in Los Angeles. For any teen looking to have their voice heard and make a difference in their community, join the Y’s MLC program!

Have your voice heard.

MLC creates a five month learn-by-doing experience teaching the values of democracy, culminating in a three day state wide assembly with other California teens. MLC provides high school students the opportunity to experience government first-hand while learning how to solve real community problems via democratic processes. Program includes travel to three conferences in November, January, and February. Join MLC today and discover y our leadership potential!