The YMCA Youth and Government program is a program where students get to learn about how our state level government works. This extracurricular activity that is run by Ms. Espinosa and Ms. Lewis is a great way to get to know people from all over the state. Above all, we cannot put a price on the great information and knowledge that you as an individual get by participating in this great program.
As a member of the program, I learned things that I wouldn't have learned without participating in it. For example, students learned how to write a bill, the procedures of presenting a law in congress, and properly debate. One of the most interesting facts is that you get to make your own bill. You and your partners if in a group, get to build a law and debate it. This is very important because you can actually make a difference. For example, thanks to the Youth and Government program we have the traffic law that allows us turn right on red.
Also you get to walk in the same chamber where our local and statewide leader walk and sit on the same chairs where they make laws that affect every one of us. Overall, this program is a life-changing opportunity that is available for anyone. It will help you sell yourself to great colleges.
The Youth and Government program is looking to recruit new members. All of the members, including myself, are graduating and the program need students to represent East in Albany. If you are interested in joining, or have any questions make sure to contact Ms. Espinosa or Ms. Lewis.