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YMCA DC Youth & Government Youth Summit = BIG Success
Politics, Schools
YMCA DC Youth & Government  Youth Summit = BIG Success

The Old City Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square was overtaken by teens on Friday, 12/3/10 - in the best way possible.  The YMCA DC Youth and Government Summit gives students an opportunity to interact with community leaders, discuss issues plaguing the city, and learn about having a career in public service. Over 200 high school students from all four quadrants of DC actively developed, debated and discussed ideas that will make our city a better place to live and work. 

Civic engagement was alive and well at the summit with surprise visits by DC Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray and Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr., who gave the students practical advice on legislation and navigating the political arena.  JCPenney was front and center at the event as well, donating clothes for the "Business Attire" fashion show so that our young adults could learn how to properly present themselves in a professional environment.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, government officials, teachers, staff and most importantly the students who helped make this year's summit the most successful one to-date!

For more information or to get involved with the YMCA DC Youth and Government program click here or call (202)380-7632.

Politics, Schools