The program is designed for students in grades 7-12 and is facilitated by a Leaders’ Club Advisor. It requires a commitment to attend regular club meetings and participate in special activities and events throughout the year. Teens will have the opportunity to meet new people, build new relationships, learn valuable skills, get involved in the community, earn volunteer hours and learn what it truly means to be a Leader.
Day/Time: Tuesday 7-8pm
Cost: $25 Annual Fee
Pick up an application at the Welcome Center.
Parents AND teens are asked to attend.
Day: Tuesday, Sept. 16
Location: Plant City Family YMCA
Youth In Government
Since 1957, Florida YMCA Youth In Government has brought the best and brightest young people to Tallahassee to experience the law-making process first-hand. Florida Youth In Government has grown dramatically over the years, and continues to develop programs for middle and high school students.
Local Chapters work together on debate practices, service-learning projects, fundraising efforts, and Assembly preparation. Students choose an area of focus for the State and District Assemblies. It is through these personas that delegates are given the means to learn about their specific role in the context of state government. Florida Youth In Government State Legislature is broken up into five program areas – Legislative, Executive, Judicial, Lobbyists, and the Press Corps.
Ages: 13 & up
Days/Times: Monday 7:30-9am or Friday 8-9am
Cost: Free for Members
Beginners always welcome!