Everyone Deserves A Chance
Youth and Government is a organization ran through the YMCA. It is a way for young kids to experience how our government works and functions. Living in southern California, I get to experience the California State Government aspect of our country.
This is my second year in Youth and Government. I joined the EPIC Newport Delegation my sophomore year of high school last year. I can easily say I have fallen in love with it. I had always had my opinions on certain political aspects, but never really had a way to voice them. That is where Youth and Government filled that piece in my life.
Even though I had only been in the program one year I had decided that I could not sit idly by. I chose to run for Youth Governor. Although I had one year of experience with the Department of Finance I felt I was ready to make a change. Running for Youth Governor in the Avocado Party was easily one of best things I have ever done in my life. Speaking to hundreds of people of what I thought was important was breathtaking. Although I did not win the election I can say I took two big things from the experience. One, that all those people in the room may have not chose me to be their representative. Yet they heard my voice and that is all I can ask for. Secondly, I lost to an amazing speaker and more importantly an amzing person in Aidan Blain.
I cannot imagine my life without Youth and Government now. Making me a better speaker, politician, and person. I am fully aware of the fact that some people cannot afford Youth and Government financially. This is not acceptable. I was given the opportunity to make a change in the world and so should anyone else. In hopes of creating this page to raise money for those who cannot pay for Youth and Government. So please, join myself and others as we strive to help these people get the experience that they so rightfully deserve.
Sincerley, Jackson Sawall
For more information, please head to - https://calymca.org