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Youth & Government offers high schoolers a hands-on leadership experience in State Government, aiming to empower them to impact their community. Whether teens aspire for change, seek connections, or crave fun, YAG is a perfect fit. Youth and government fosters critical thinking, networking, teamwork, and self-esteem. The program starts with the students preparing to present their case, where students convene and enact as state legislatures in a mock state government. From legislators to journalists, it offers diverse roles, including elected positions. By immersing teens as decision-makers, YAG not only educates them on the world’s workings but also nurtures their ability to create genuine change.


The YMCA Christian Values Conference (CVC) unites teens nationwide, fostering fellowship and individual development. Guided by the spirit of John 17:21, “that they all may be one,” CVC’s committed adult and teen leaders prioritize teens’ spiritual, mental, and physical growth. We strive to cultivate a diverse, uplifting environment, offering active steps in spiritual progression, imparting positive life skills, to help teens build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

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