On Sunday, May 2nd @ 5pm at the Recreational Outreach Center (The ROC), The Youth Government program celebrates its eighth anniversary with a reception and awards ceremony. The event is open to all current, former, and prospective students and their parents (includes students in grades 7 through 12 from all 5 schools in Cherokee County).
ABOUT THE ALABAMA YOUTH-IN-GOVERNMENT PROGRAM| The Youth-in-Government program (YIG), sponsored by the Cherokee County Career & Technology Center, is a national YMCA program for students in grades 7-12 that prepares them for moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy.
At Youth Judicial, participants experience the Judicial process through active participation in a mock trial competition where they are provided with a case (lawsuit) and evidence where they assume all roles in the lawsuit, from attorneys and witness to judges, bailiffs, clerks and more.
At Youth Legislature, students research and introduce new legislation (bills), garner vote support for candidacy, lobby for bills, and tackle the major issues facing the nation today. Our YIG students are excited to return to in-person competition at the State Capitol in Montgomery this coming Fall 2021.
Please join us as we celebrate the successes of the past 8 years including the Best Delegation Award (2019 Youth Legislature) and the Hugh Maddox Outstanding Team Award (2021 Youth Judicial) and many other individual student achievements.
For more information about how you and/or your student can become involved in Youth Government, contact Anita Nation at the Cherokee County Career & Technology Center: Email: email@example.com , cell phone: 606-219-0908, school phone 256-927-5351.