For the fifth year, President Lewis Reed and the Board of Aldermen hosted the YMCA Youth and Government Day at City Hall.
The YMCA Youth and Government Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in civic engagement and practice democracy. Teens from across the City meet throughout the year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of their state and to propose legislation.
Youth and Government is a nationwide program that involves more than thousands of youth in grades 8-12 each year. The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.
Each year, the group comes to City Hall to experience their local government. The robust group was full of questions and interested in getting involved. The program helps the students develop the leadership skills needed to become citizens of a participatory society following the motto, “Democracy Must Be Learned By Each Generation.”
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