Youth In Government
Youth In Government, also known as YIG, is a program run from the state of Michigan's YMCA program. YIG provides students with the opportunity to experience government hands-on!
"This program provides high school and middle school students with a unique opportunity to become acting state legislators, governors, lobbyists, lawyers, committee chairs. The students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government. These students are challenged with many of the issues our real legislators must face in their elected offices. Our expanded program includes a national issues debate section (National Issues Forum) dealing only with national and international debate." -

Additionally, Youth in Government utilizes the Model Judiciary Program (MJP) which includes students taking on all the roles of the court system and participating in a mock trial of an actual case that has gone before the courts.
For more information, check out the website at or contact club sponsor Mindy Cardiel at [email protected]