Youth In Government

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The Youth in Government (YIG) programs are dedicated to providing a platform through which students of the community can volunteer and immerse themselves in a real-life, extraordinary educational experience.  Volunteer service in the YIG programs provides youth with an opportunity to develop practical leadership and problem solving skills, increase community awareness, and participate in representative government.

The purpose of YIG is to create a model of youth empowerment within Brodhead and Monroe through direct participation in local government.  The overall goal is to bring the youth voice to community issues and concerns while fostering the development of confident, independent, and motivated youth leaders.


YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT COMMUNITIES

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Youth in Government programs will be accepted February 6 – February 17, 2017.
Applications for the 2017-2018 Youth in Government programs will be accepted February 20 – March 17, 2017.

Communities in Green County are showing leadership in developing Youth in Government programs.  The City of Brodhead and the City of Monroe have both developed YIG programs, becoming some of the first cities in Wisconsin to do so.

1.1  BRODHEAD YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

Please visit the City of Brodhead’s Youth in Government webpage for more information on Brodhead’s program, including how to apply for youth positions.

1.2  MONROE YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

Please visit the City of Monroe’s Youth in Government webpage for more information on Monroe’s program, including how to apply for youth positions.

PROVEN PROGRAM BENEFITS


The UW Extension Youth In Government Impact Report on youth in government programs documents proven benefits of getting youth involved in local government.

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Victoria Solomon
Community Resource Development Educator
608-328-9440          Email:  victoria.solomon@ces.uwex.edu

 

 

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Ellen Andrews
4-H Youth Development Educator
608-328-9440          Email:  ellen.andrews@ces.uwex.edu