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Tue Aug 16, 2016 06:00 PM - Tue May 30, 2017 08:30 PM


2400 Grant RoadMountain View, CA 94040


Youth & Government Model Legislature & Court Advisor


Work with YMCA Membership & Teen Engagement Director (serving as the Lead Advisor) and other volunteer advisors to provide leadership to the 2016-17 Youth & Government Model Legislature & Court (high school civic education leadership) Program. Support the Lead Advisor in the overall management of the delegation and be responsible for overall supervision of delegates.

  • Be at least 21 years of age (unless written request for waiver has been submitted and approved by the Executive Director of the California YMCA Youth & Government office).
  • Previous experience in Y&G, or working with teens preferred.
  • A mature, dependable and responsible individual.
  • Must possess strong organizational, leadership and group management skills.
  • Relate well to and enjoy working with high school age youth.
  • Be familiar with and dedicated to the mission and four core values (Respect, Responsibility, Honesty & Caring) of the YMCA, the spirit of Y&G and developmental assets.
  • Have a basic understanding of the state, judicial and legislative process or be willing to gain general knowledge of such.
  • Be a positive role model to delegates and an effective representative of the program.

Be a volunteer in a good standing at the local YMCA or be able to successfully complete YMCA volunteer application and background check process prior to start.

  • other adult volunteers.
  • Support Lead Advisor in recruiting, training and supervising high school youth to form a delegation.
  • Support Lead Advisor and the delegates during the weekly meetings (Tuesday evenings).
  • Work with bill groups to develop a process for bill development and selection. Ensure that appropriate bill formats are followed.
  • Work with delegates to complete their program area pre-work (i.e., authoring proposals, creating legislations, researching the court cases, and etc.) to prepare them for the conferences.
  • Actively seek local community and political involvement and support for the delegation.
  • Attendance and support for coalition-wide events.
  • Ensure that the California YMCA Youth & Government program and local YMCA’s policies are adhered to at all times.
  • Attend all program conferences September through February.
  • The health & safety of participants is an ongoing responsibility. Advisors should abide by current accepted YMCA health & safety standards including all child abuse prevention policies and procedures.
  • Assure that each delegate attends scheduled sessions during the conferences under the leadership of the Lead Advisor.
  • Assist with the general conference advisor duty and attend advisor meetings as necessary (if Lead Advisor is not available).
  • Act as a representative of the local YMCA, school and Y&G program.
  • Actively support the Y&G program goals and objectives.
  • Attend one of the Advisor Certification trainings (i.e., Advisor Development Training or One Day Training)
  • Collect and share impact stories and assist in Annual Campaign.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21

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