A Message from the YMCA DC Youth Editor-in-Chief


Dear YMCA DC Y&G Delegates,

The Press Corps is excited to start this year with you all! We have an incredible and robust team of writers, photographers, designers, and videographers ready to help this program thrive through newsletters, local stories, and fun activities. On our team, we have Maya Maaloul from the School Without Walls Delegation, Mazen Sheppard from the BASIS DC Delegation, and Nicolas Stanciu from the BASIS DC Delegation. 

We hope you all had a fun and informative time at our previous events this year. Youth Summit and our Speaker Series Event were huge successes. Delegates participated in discussions about local and national issues with their fellow peers. Additionally, we had fascinating guests talk to the Youth and Government family about their careers, journeys, and difficulties. Such guests included Councilmembers Janeese Lewis George and Robert White, Ward 5 DC State Board of Education Member Zachary Parker, and Federal Judge Emmet G Sullivan, to name a few. These events helped keep delegates engaged and helped educate them on various facets of local politics.

In the coming months, you all should begin the bill writing process. As daunting as it may sound, there are loads of resources to help you all out, including exemplar bills, in-depth bill templates, bill writing videos, and much more. If you need help with this, reach out to your local delegation leaders for assistance. We are excited to see everyone at Legislative Weekend this year!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please visit dcyag.org for more information.


YMCA DC Youth Editor-in-Chief Kaleb Patel

BASIS Washington D.C. Delegation