AGES:  Grades 8-12
PROGRAM DATES:  Meetings are held weekly on Mondays, 6-7:30pm | September 25 — May 20
For more information, please contact Teens, 360 255 8444 or teens@whatcomymca.org
2023/24 Program registration has closed; 2024/25 registration opens on Friday, May 31!

Whatcom Delegation

Youth & Government teaches leadership and communication skills by examining public policy in a safe and non-partisan environment. Teens write and debate their own bills, take turns presiding over the delegation, and have an opportunity to present their bill in Olympia at the Washington State Youth Legislature.

Empower Teens

Youth & Government teens are leaders in their communities. They sit on boards, volunteer in schools, and educate their friends and neighbors about local issues. They know they have a voice and understand the importance of sharing their opinions and ideas.

Our motto: "Democracy must be learned by each generation."


  • Meet 500 high-achieving students from across the state.
  • Find your voice and have your opinions heard.
  • Attend the Governor's Ball at the State Capitol Building.
  • Have the opportunity to impact real law.
  • Attend district events in addition to state events in Olympia.