Carl Chavis YMCA

Youth and Government (9th - 12th Graders)

The Youth and Government program gives community youth an opportunity to learn firsthand about government and civic issues by taking an active role in the democratic process, boosting youth development and contributing to a stronger community.  Designed for high school teens, Youth and Government helps develop critical thinking competence, strengthens interpersonal communication skills, and raises awareness of and engagement in community issues and their possible solutions.  Youth are able to participate in both pre-conference training experiences and a statewide conference, during which they play the role of a critical civic leader, debating and finding solutions for current issues in their communities.

For more information or to register, contact Carvena Foster at (336) 434-4000 or email at