What is Michigan Youth in Government?

YMCA Michigan Youth in Government is a student run, student led model government for teens across the state of Michigan. The statewide organization provides the content and resources for delegations to organize locally from September to April to prepare for regional and statewide events. The program year starts with a regional Fall Training Conference and culminates in a Spring Conference in Lansing. The high school program includes various program areas in which students can get involved. These program areas model the systems that make our democracy run. Our motto is "Democracy must be learned by each generation." Click the links below to learn more today, there is truly something for everyone!

Delegation Leadership Retreat

August 17th - 20th, 2023

Fall Conference Dates

District 1 (Upper Peninsula): October 4, 2023 - Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI

District 2 (North Central): October 6, 2023 - YMCA Camp Arbutus in Traverse City, MI

District 3 (Northern Southwest): October 20, 2023 - Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI

District 4 (North Southeast): November 3, 2023 - Delta College in University Center, MI

District 5 (South Southwest): October 13, 2023 - Albion College in Albion, MI

District 6 (South Southeast): October 27, 2023 - College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI

Lansing Conference Dates:

February 8th - 11th, 2024


April 11th - 14th, 2024

Lansing Conference Helpful Documents:

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