YMCA Youth and Government brings the workings of city government alive to students. Through this program, the YMCA creates a unique opportunity for students across the District of Columbia to discuss the issues relevant to them and their communities and work together to form a solution. Delegates in Youth and Government learn to listen to their peers to discover new ways of looking at complex problems.
There are many diverse ways to participate in Youth and Government. A majority of delegates will participate in the Legislative Branch, joining either the City Council or Board of Education. By application only, delegates also have the choice to participate in the Media or as a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet.
You can join a delegation at your high school or at the YMCA closest to you. For more information on the best delegation for you to join, contact our Program Director Lindsey Pullum.
Current High School Delegations
|BASIS||Xander Sehgal, Aerin Hill, Matteo Zanini, and Ellen Lurie||Emma Niles|
|Banneker||Kayla Bethea||Christopher Gazda|
|Maya Maaloul and David Sipos||Kerry Sylvia|
|Amina Hamadou||Kevin Fox|
|Jordan Rouse||Carlos Richardson|
|Jackson-Reed||Jalyn Hall||Nicole Felmus and Ashley Bryant|
|Marion Barry Youth |
|Lourdes Robinson||Kemry Hughes|
and Khadijah Nixon
|Roosevelt||Stephanie Beer and Julian Hipkins|
|Templeton Academy||Ezekiel Lu||Bobor Jones|
|EL Haynes||Madison Powell|
|Hart Middle||Arun Paracken|
|Jefferson Middle School Academy||Langston Tingling-Clemmons|
|Kramer Middle School||Jaleel Dyson and Paige Veliz-Gilbert|