Student Program Resources

BillHello and Welcome to the Delegate Resource Section!

The YMCA DC Youth & Government Program Staff hopes that by participating in the program, you will be inspired to further pursue your interests and expand your knowledge regarding public policy, creating change in your community, and local government in general.

This resource section should serve as an overview of how to write a bill, how to debate using parliamentary procedure, how to write and edit a newspaper article, and how to layout and design a newspaper.  There is certainly much more to be learned about public policymaking and journalism than what is included in this section, and we hope your participation in the program will encourage you to investigate other resources.

Program Materials

Student Guide_2015-16

Bill Template (Microsoft Word)

Bill Template – In Depth

Exemplar Bill 1

Exemplar Bill 2

Five Minute Bill Writing Video

Ten Minute Bill Writing Video

Parliamentary Procedure Video