Preparing the leaders of tomorrow – today.

The Los Angeles YMCA’s Teens & Government program is a citywide teen educational program involving more than 1,000 high school students, in a six-month "hands on" experience. Since its inception, the program has used a variety of activities to build, encourage, and strengthen the character traits that will help high school youth become involved, responsible adults who are respected citizens. The tool used is a high-quality experiential and educational simulation based upon Los Angeles’ city government. The program is very comprehensive, and its impact on the youth participants is dramatic.

Los Angeles YMCA’s Teens & Government teaches the values of democracy by creating citizen leaders from a cross-section of the City’s high school population, providing them with the opportunity to experience government first hand and to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process. The program also helps develop within these youth an attitude of self-help and self-confidence for their personal futures.

For more information or to enroll your child in LA Y Teens & Government Program, call or visit your local LA Y branch.

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