YMCA Youth & Government
YMCA Youth & Government (Y&G) is a suite of programs that nurtures the potential of young people to lead, learn and connect to their community and be advocates for causes they are passionate about.
Youth & Government programs are more than just “youth leadership programs” – by connecting to real life government and policy processes, they empower young people to engage with legislation and make a tangible difference to the issues affecting their communities and NSW. Apolitical in nature, all Youth & Government programs promote youth-led advocacy, active community leadership and legal and parliamentary education.
The Youth & Government suite of programs include:
- YMCA NSW Youth Parliament
- YMCA NSW Junior Parliament
- YMCA NSW Parliament P.S.
- YMCA Press Gallery
- YMCA Think Thank
- YMCA Community Advocacy Challenge
- YMCA Youth & Government State Convention
The Youth & Government suite of programs is just one of the many ways that YMCA NSW contributes to developing young people in NSW.