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Developing Community Leaders

Civic Engagement

Youth Civic Engagement and Leadership Program

Your voice matters. The Y’s new Youth Civic Engagement and Leadership programs give you a platform to affect real, positive change in your communities. Middle and high school students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in one or more of three programs that will expand your knowledge and experience in:

• Local, State and International Affairs

• Real-World Problem Solving

• Community Service that Matters

• Sound Research Practices

• Public Speaking

Youth and Government™ (Grades 7-12) – For those interested in local and state government.
Model UN (Grades 6-12) – For those interested in global peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts.
Leaders Club (Grades 7-12) – For those interested in student-selected community service projects.

Join Us. Be a Leader.

Hillsborough YMCA

Hillsborough YMCA is proud to have a program that helps middle and high school students develop important leadership skills and gain an understanding of global, state and local issues, while experiencing the value of serving as active and productive members of their communities. Students may participate in the following programs at Hillsborough YMCA:
Model UN (Grades 6 to 12)
Model UN introduces students to United Nations operations and immerses them in debate of current issues affecting the global community. Promotes cultural awareness, diplomacy and public speaking.

For more information about the program, contact Laura Rodriguez via email or at 908 369 0490 x720.
Youth and Government (Grades 7 to 12)
This immersive national Y-USA program offers experiential civic engagement, in which students debate issues affecting citizens of their state and propose legislation. The Youth and GovernmentTM program culminates with teens serving as delegates at a state conference. 

For more information about the program, contact Laura Rodriguez via email or at 908 369 0490 x720.

Somerville YMCA

Model UN (Ages 11 to 15 years)
  • Model UN

    Model UN is a way for students to gain global education. Students learn how the United Nations operates and its role in peacekeeping and humanitarian work.

    August 12 - August 16, 2019
    From 9 - 11 a.m.

    This program is led by a seasoned teen volunteer with six years of Model UN experience. Participants will have an opportunity to qualify for the Yale Model UN Program in January. $30 materials fee.

    To learn more, contact Kate Russo via webmail.


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