YMCA Youth Program Needs Political Science – Public Policy or Any Student Interested in Civic Engagement – Earn RSSW Credits

YMCA Youth & Government
Volunteer Description

YMCA Youth and Government is a national civic engagement program that allows high school and middle school students the opportunity to serve in model government at the local, state, national, and international levels. New York State’s Youth and Government program operates at a state level, where students from all over the State come and meet at a onetime conference to participate in their respective areas of interest for a weekend in March. Students can choose from the following areas such as;

  • Legislative, where students form and debate their own legislation through parliamentary procedure.Judicial, whom create case-briefs and debate in front a panel of judges and are questioned.
  • Press whom feature a conference newsletter as well as various other media projects.
  • Lobbying, where students draft speeches to influence their fellow peers.
  • Teddy Roosevelt, a middle school program geared towards integrating younger and first year participants and acclimating them to the program and government

The North Albany YMCA is seeking volunteers for our weekly meetings operating every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Albany High School. Volunteers are highly encouraged to commit both Fall and Spring semesters. Program operates from September -21st – April 1st.

UAlbany students may possibly gain credit through RSSW: Community and Public Service Program. Please contact me for more information at dswanson@cdymca.org.

“Leave the world better than the way you found it.”

Donavan Swanson |   Director of Community Engagement and Outreach
Housing Manager |  University at Albany Apartments
Student Association Inc. | University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue | Campus Center 116 | Albany, NY 12222

P: (518) 442.5640 | F: (518) 442.5641


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