As a Youth and Government™ participant, you have an opportunity to lend your voice to the Y’s national blog, This Week in Young Leaders. Whether you’re exploring ideas such as education, leadership, volunteerism, advocacy, global services, and other issues related to social responsibility, we want you to build upon your sense of civic engagement through our online community. While the premise is simple, the benefits are many. more
We recently followed Sabrina's story about education and leadership, showcasing her Youth and Government™ experience. She's in good company. Check out these other young leaders who are making their way to Sacramento every year to put forth their ideas and getting people to listen to them. more
Youth In Government™ is by far my best high school experience. Many people do not know how to deal with conflicts; they sometimes yell at each other. But at Youth in Government™, I learned that no matter how blatantly different two opinions are, there is always a way to discuss it in an organized and peaceful manner. more
Riley is a young governor with a healthy sense of humor and the motivation to "do more, be more." Dany believes that calling the Y her second home isn't just a saying. Amy's showing us a whole new side of leadership through the lens of her camera. And Seth may get nervous talking in front of hundreds of people, but he gets the job done. All four young leaders come from different corners of the country, but they have one thing in common: Youth and Government™.
These are their stories.
Amy's advice: "To be a good photographer, you have to be aware of your surroundings." Find out why this young leader sees the beauty all around her. This is her Y. Her camera. Her Story. more
Even though it's a little bit scary, Seth's embracing the idea of talking to crowds of hundreds. Follow this young leader to State Assembly where he's meeting with other delegates to exchange ideas and stand up for their beliefs. This is his Y. His camera. His story. more
A recent article from the Case Foundation suggests that young leaders today are motived to be cause-driven members of the community by three top factors: "passion, meeting people, and enhancing their expertise." What does this mean for the Millennials who are just joining or are already members of the Y? more