Program Overview

Connecticut YMCA Youth and Government offers both middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) model state government assemblies to students and schools across the state.

These annual assemblies allow students to represent their schools and communities in a variety of roles across the different branches and components of state government. 

Students are offered the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around Connecticut.

Getting Started

Whether you’re brand new to Youth and Government or one of our experienced participants and advisors, here’s everything you’ll need as you get started each year:

For any questions about joining the program, starting a delegation, or attending one of our assemblies, please contact our program staff.

Assembly Preview

Want to see one of our assemblies in action? Check out the video below to see what it’s like to represent your school and community at YMCA Youth and Government: