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Youth & Government

Grades 8-12

Experience the democratic process from the inside. Youth Legislature is a student-directed model offering teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills, explore a career in public service, write and critique law, and travel to Olympia, WA, each May with teens from around the state. 2017 will be the 70th delegation. Assume the role of Senator, Representative, Lobbyist, Journalist, or state-wide officer. Watch our video. You can also see a program overview of Youth Legislature from TVW by clicking here.

For more information or if you are interested in getting a Youth Legislature Delegation or Mock Trial Team started at your school or youth center, please contact  Saralyn Nisbet snisbet@ymcaspokane.org or 509 777 9622 extension 115. 

New Advisor Trainings available: Contact Saralyn Nisbet snisbet@ymcaspokane.org to schedule yours!

You can also visit Youth and Government for more details.

Youth Legislature - YMCA Delegations

Grades 8 - 12 Registration Opens Oct 10 2016

Experience the democratic process from the inside. Youth Legislature is a student-directed model offering teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills, explore a career in public service, write and critique law, and travel to Olympia for the 70th Youth Legislature with teens from around the state. Assume the role of Senator, Representative, Lobbyist, or state-wide officer. Visit the Washington State Youth & Government website and watch our video!

Program Overview provided by TVW. 

Central Spokane Y Delegation: First Meeting / Informational session, Oct 27, 2016
Meetings Days/Time: Every Thursday from 5:30pm - 7pm
Location: YMCA Corporate Offices - 1126 N Monroe 
Advisors: Saralyn Nisbet and James Rosenzwieg

North Spokane Y Delegation: First Meeting / Informational session, TBA Fall 2016
Meetings Days/Time: TBA
Location: North Spokane YMCA - 10727 N Newport Hwy
Advisors:TBA


All Delegations travel to Olympia, WA - May 2 - 6, 2017
Total Fee: TBA Program Members / TBA Youth & Y Members 

In order to ensure that the cost of this program does not prevent anyone from participating, we have scholarships available for those that apply.  Delegations also participate in numerous fundraising opportunities to reduce out of pocket expense to the participants.

*Accommodations include hotel room, transportation, four breakfasts and four dinners while in Olympia (5 days).  Students are responsible for lunches.

WA STATE Y&G Financial Aid Applications due December 8th 2016.
Program Scholarships also available through the YMCA of the Inland Northwest

Payment Schedule: 
$50 due at registration (deducted from Total Fee) by Dec 16, 2016
50% of Total Fee due by Jan 30, 2017
75% of Total Fee due by Feb 27, 2017
Total fees (including financial aid) due to YMCA of the Inland Northwest no later than March 31, 2017 in order to attend trip to Olympia.

Registration Form
Medical Release/Student Information Form
Code of Conduct
Photo Release

For more information on this program, or how to start a Youth Legislature or Mock Trial program at your school, email Saralyn Nisbet or call 509 777 9622 extension 115.

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