Youth in Government
Michigan Youth in Government is a process of leadership
There are two ways to learn about government. The first is to read textbooks about what others have done. The second is to take that theoretical knowledge and apply it in an actual government setting.
Each fall, local schools and YMCA's select from their members those who are most interested in learning leadership skills and government. Any school or YMCA can participate by contacting the YIG state office.
The Lansing conference provides students with an opportunity to become acting state legislators, governors, lobbyists, lawyers, committee chairs or national debate participants. In essence, the students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government. These students are challenged with many of the issues our real legislators must face in their elected offices.
USA Conference Photos coming soon