FROM THE CAPITOL TO CAMP
Build leadership skills. Find your voice. Choose from the cabins at summer camp or the Capitol steps—or do both. At the Y we offer unique and experiential learning opportunities for teens that teach real-world skills.
YOUTH & GOVERNMENT
At the Y, we believe in the potential of all young people. YMCA Youth & Government fosters the development of citizen responsibility by developing problem solving and communication skills, providing positive adult mentors, and giving young people opportunities to practice new skills in hands-on programs.
Go behind the scenes at the Washington State Capitol. Learn about the democratic process and practice civil discourse. Gain confidence and social skills through challenging debates, bill writing and campaigning.
Youth and Government meets every other Wednesday from 6PM-7:30PM at the Briggs Community YMCA – 1530 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Open to everyone from ages 13 to 18.
Financial assistance is available.