TEENAGERS TODAY INFORMED CITIZENS TOMORROW Texas Youth & Government. DEMOCRACY MUST BE LEARNED BY EACH GENERATION. WHAT IS TEXAS YOUTH & GOVERNMENT ? A youth-led, hands-on experiential program
DEMOCRACY MUST BE LEARNED BY EACH GENERATION
To help teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation.
To create an environment in which students can increase their political awareness and understanding, while learning the meaning of social action through an actual experience in government.
Democracy must be learned by each generation.
NATIONAL YOUTH & GOVERNMENT Y OF THE USA
COMMITTEE OF STATE DIRECTORS
STATE OFFICES & CONFERENCES
CONA: Conference on National Affairs (Blue Ridge Assembly, NC July 4th week)
ALABAMA ARIZONA CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELEWARE FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON PENNSYLVANIA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, D.C. WISCONSIN
TEXAS STATE OFFICE & CONFERENCE
Ligia Gutierrez, STATE DIRECTOR
(AUSTIN TX, END OF JANUARY) (JUNIOR YG, FEBRUARY)
National Judicial Competition (Chicago, Summer)
DISTRICT 1 MIDLAND / ODESSA
DISTRICT 2 AUSTIN / SOUTH TEXAS
COPPELL GAYLE WESTAPHER CROSS TIMBERS ADAM SHORT FRISCO JENNA STRUBLE GARLAND AARON BARNETT GRAND PRAIRIE TIFFANY K IRVING LLOYD PULLAM JER CHILTON JENNA STRUBLE LAKE HIGHLANDS KYLE MCLCURE LAKEWEST JAMONICA WASHINGTON MCKINNEY LORELEI PINEDA MOORLAND/OC TROY WILLIAMS PARK CITIES KENDRA YANCHAK PARK SOUTH STEVE HUDSON PLANO SAMANTHA BUELER RICHARDSON DUSTIN DAVIS T.BOONE JAMONICA WASHINGTON TOWN NORTH MICAELA GOMEZ WAXAHACHIE AMBER LATHAM WHITE ROCK CASSIE MCKEE
DISTRICT 3 HOUSTON / THE COAST
DISTRICT 5 DALLAS / METROPLEX
Jenna Struble DISTRICT DIRECTOR
*Dallas is the State Office for Texas YG
DISTRICT 4 FORT WORTH / ARLINGTON
DISTRICT 6 EL PASO
DISTRICT 7 SAN ANTONIO
DISTRICT 8 AMARILLO / PANHANDLE
NURTURING TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY
● Understanding of local, state, national & international issues
● Research, writing about and debating these public issues
● Exploration of careers in public service
● Interaction with adult and youth leaders involved in the decision-making processes
● An understanding of effective and peaceful resolution of issues and concerns, fostering diplomacy
● An appreciation for the diversity of viewpoints on public issues and a concurrent respect for ideas, beliefs and the positions of others, teaching empathy
● Demonstration of citizenship responsibilities and leadership roles essential to the health of a democracy
● A positive self-image and confidence necessary to succeed in post-secondary education and the work Place
● Promotion of values such as servant leadership, civic engagement, the voting process and volunteerism
JUDICIARY (TRIAL AND APPELLATE)
The judicial program including the trial and appellate courts, provide opportunities for youth to experience the state system of jurisprudence and law enforcement. Trial courts are held with youth judges, attorneys, and witnesses. Some of what students will learn in this section: knowledge of legal procedure, ability to communicate, questioning skills, reasoning ability, knowledge of law, organization, critical thinking, preparation and teamwork.
LEGISLATURE (Includes JuniorYG)
Members of the legislature prepare legislation (Bills) for consideration, debate and action. Research using the library, internet, interviews of experts and so forth to develop a strong bill is a must. Student learn parliamentary procedure and oral presentation skills.
YOUTH & ADULTS
As a member of a YMCA sponsored program and in conformity with the basic purpose of the YMCA, I agree with and will observe the following principles as my personal code of conduct while attending any of the YMCA sponsored events.
Please read and initial:
I will conduct myself at all times in a way, which reflects good conduct and sense of responsibility, remembering the YMCA values: respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
Rest is most important to maximum participation; therefore, it is important that I observe all curfews on overnight events/conferences.
Behavior Policy Statement
The YMCA reserves the right to warn, suspend, dismiss or remove any program participant or member from our programs, program locations and facilities upon the following conditions:
If your teen is removed from the program for any of the above reasons, you must retrieve your teen at your expense.
Texas Youth & Government
THANK YOU PARENTS, ADVISORS, AND STUDENTS