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Youth and Government

The Connecticut YMCA Youth and Government Program (YAG) is designed to introduce youths in grades 9-12 to the organization and function of the Connecticut General Assembly via participation in a mock legislative session. Delegates may participate as elected officials, representatives or senators, press corps members, or lobbyists.

The program runs from November through March culminating in the annual State Conference held at the Connecticut State Capitol building. The program is privileged to have access to the committee meeting rooms and the House and Senate chambers for an entire weekend. The YAG State Program Committee has overall responsibility for the program and the state wide events. Individual YMCAs sponsor delegations and hold local meetings where delegates are trained and prepared for the annual State Conference.

Meeting Times

When: Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15

Where: Room 303 – Mr. Melnikov’s Room


Mr. Routhier

Mr. Melnikov