Did you know that Youth and Government alumni are 30% more likely to vote than the rest of the population? Imagine how different the world might be if voter turn out were 30% higher. That's the world we are working to create by engaging high school students in an interactive civics program where they get the opportunity to act as a member of the legislative, judicial, or executive branch and form a model legislature and court using government buildings in the Sacramento Capitol.
I've been involved with Youth and Government for more than half of my life, first as a program participant, and for the past decade as a program volunteer and now a member of the Board of Directors. Join me in giving this opportunity to students from under-resourced communities to participate in a life-changing program and Be The Change we need.