Program Overview

Vermont YMCA Youth and Government hosts a model state government assembly for students in middle and high school (grades 6-12) across the state. 

Our annual assembly allow students to represent their schools and communities by sponsoring and debating bills on a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around Vermont.

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: