Building values-based leadership and civic engagement in California’s youth is important to me. That is why I am proud to volunteer for California YMCA Youth & Government. But the only way I am able to participate in this amazing program is through the scholarships Youth and Government provides.
California YMCA Youth & Government has provided outstanding statewide educational and social experiences close to 100,000 middle and high school youth for more than 70 years. In Youth and Government, students can express and debate ideas. There is a saying we have "debate ideas and not people" and I can say this has always ringed true in the community. We are safe to discuss how to better our country and our world. Students gain fundamental skills like legislative writing skills, presentation skills, and moderating skills all while being encourage to just try your hardest. Youth and Government has taught me so much about the person I am and whom I want to be.
By giving even just a few dollars you can help support someone much like me who just wants to go out and seize the day.