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By Emily Martin 
North Raleigh Christian Academy

As teens walk into the Raleigh Convention Center for North Carolina’s annual YMCA Youth and Government conference, they see a banner proclaiming in...
By Andrew Basinger
Cape Fear Academy

Youth and Government’s judicial branch is seeing tremendous growth in 2019 as the number of participants increased by 33 percent, bringing the number of teams to...
By Ann Sumner Thorp 
Rocky Mount Academy

As one of the largest branches of Youth and Government, the legislative branch is a favorite among delegates. Serving as a bill author allows delegates to...
By Parker Watson
Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer YMCA

Alexa Gomez

This year, Alexa Gomez, currently a junior at North Raleigh Christian Academy, is taking her passion for people, and Youth and...
The Conference on National Affairs, CONA, is a nationwide conference that, currently, forty-two states participate in and look forward to experiencing. The conference is held at the Blue Ridge...
New for the 2018 Conference

Every Advisor who registers for the 2018 YMCA NC Youth and Government conference between Sept. 11 - 15, 2017 is entered into a drawing to receive a free single room at...


As State Director, my primary job functions include advisor relations, fundraising, and alumni development.

Where are you from?

I am from High Point, NC the furniture capital of the world…home to...
As Americans, voting is our right. Thanks to current technology, we have the ability to voice our opinions to the public every day, in a variety of ways.

It’s common for us to vote for our favorite...
Are you interested in representing youth in our state and promoting healthy living in your community? Apply to become part of the NC Statewide Pioneering Healthier Communities Committee! We are...
Last year, Youth & Government teens across the state were encouraged to write bills to improve access to healthy living in their communities as part of the Real Food, Active Living Bill...

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