Is YIG the right fit for you?

We would argue that YIG is beneficial to everyone! No matter what your political affiliation is (or even if you don't have one!), we welcome everyone into our program. If you're still unsure about joining, ask yourself some of the following questions...

  • Do you have an idea of what you would want to see changed in society?

  • Do you want to express yourself and your ideas?

  • Are you looking to meet teens from across the state?

  • Are you ready for your voice to be heard?

Why should you join?

  • It’s a fun, challenging, non-partisan program filled with lots of opportunities for leadership.

  • It’s an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends from across the state.

  • You get to spend a weekend in the state capitol, sitting in the same seats that our legislators do by day and having fun by night.

  • You get to express yourself and practice the fine art of debating.

  • You are encouraged to form your own opinions and find your voice.

  • You get to hear from guest speakers who serve Wisconsin every day.

  • It helps you to build confidence and character.

  • It’s a great resumé-builder.

  • It’s the experience of a lifetime!

OK, I'm what?

Joining Youth in Government is easy! Anyone in grades 7-12 looking for a new, fun experience can sign up for YIG. There is no prerequisite class and you don't need to have a previous knowledge of anything political. In don't even have to be a YMCA member!


Don't see your community listed?

No problem! We can work with you to get the program going in your area. Please reach out to us via email at to get the ball rolling.