The YMCA Michigan Youth In Government program provides high school students with a unique opportunity to become acting state legislators, lobbyists, lawyers and members of the press corp. The students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government. These students are challenged with many of the issues our real legislators must face in their elected offices. Our expanded program includes a mock trial (Model Judiciary Program) and a national issues debate section (National Issues Forum) dealing with national and international issues. Students from Constantine spend a Fall Conference on the campus of a university to understand what YIG is, and then they prepare themselves for the Spring Conference where the students actually perform the duties of the government. At the Spring Conference, students spend four days at the state capitol in Lansing debating their bills, passing laws, and discussing current issues impacting the Michigan and National governments.
Please contact Mrs. French if you or someone you know is interested in Youth in Government. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Michigan Youth In Government website: http://www.myig.org/.