The YMCA of Metro Denver offers programs for teens and young adults that helps strengthen their minds, bodies and our community.
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Youth in Government
Centennial Center of Generations
Youth Strength Training
University Hills - Schlessman
Y Service Teen Program
Leaders in Training
Girls with Impact
Please note our program cancellation and refund policy effective October 1, 2023.
Upcoming Events and Conferences
Since 1954, the Denver YMCA's Youth in Government (YIG) program has provided a learning opportunity like no other for the middle and high school students. By modeling Colorado's legislature and courts, participants build skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and collaboration. Highlighting the importance of servant leadership through a healthy democracy. Draft bills, debate, jump into reporting or photojournalism.
- When: November 19 - 22, 2023
- Who: Ages 12 - 18
- Where: Colorado State Capital | 200 E Colfax, Denver CO
- Cost: Program $150 | Hotels $99
- Registration Opens: July 31, 2023
- Scholarships Due: September 3, 2023
- Registration Closes: October 2, 2023
- Must be paid in full by October 8
- Delegates bills are due October 16th via Airtable
The annual National Judicial Competitions (NJC) is for high school students to participate in the model judicial components (mock trial and appellate/moot court) of the YMCA YIG program. Each youth and government state programs select students from their state to compete in either the mock trial or appellate court competitions at NJC.
NJC (National Judicial Competition) First week of August, Minneapolis, Minnesota Cost $600 per delegate, includes accommodations, flight, some meals, conference fee and materials
CONA (Conference on National Affairs) July 1-6th, 2023 Black Mountain, North Carolina YMCA YOUTH CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL AFFAIRS Cost $800 per delegate, includes accommodations, flight, most meals, conference fee and materials