I joined the California Youth & Government program on a whim: It was mid-December, I was curled up in a ball on our couch, scrolling through Instagram, when a random thought popped into my head.
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Darby Kolwyck and Isabella Ryan, who were part of Tennessee’s YMCA Youth and Government program while in high school in 2015, helped craft a bill that restricts solitary confinement for juveniles.
On April 7-8, youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to virtually engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders at the UN.
Are you making a positive impact in your community? Then you’re an Invisalign ChangeMaker. And we’d love to help boost your efforts! That’s why we’re giving $5,000 to 100 teens (ages 13-19).
The YMCA’s Youth-Led Solutions initiative equips youth to form their own Solutions Teams working to address employment challenges in their communities, and apply for seed-funding to launch them.
Become a Student Sponsor of the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act, which creates federal grants to nonprofits and educational institutions that support and expand access to civics and history education.
Join us virtually from Washington, DC as the YMCA of the USA hosts our annual National Advocacy Days to support our federal priorities and share the Y’s impact in communities around the country.
Inspiring speakers will help us build on the meaningful conversations from last summer, and challenge us to consider the role we can play as a socially responsible organization in dismantling systems of racism.