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What is GovClub?

GovClub, short for Government Club, is an afterschool activity that prepares teams of students for two mock government conferences during the year: the YMCA Middle School Model United Nations Conference (MUN) in November and the YMCA Middle School Youth in Government Conference (YIG) in May. Students prepare for each conference by researching topics, writing legislation, and learning and practicing formal, parliamentary debate. At each conference, students participate in the formal legislative process with other middle school teams, presenting their ideas and competing for awards related to research, writing, and skill in debate.

When and Where?

· The club meets weekly on Mondays and Thursdays afterschool from 4:00 to 5:15 PM. Students will meet in the library.

· Both the MUN and YIG conferences take place during the school day off campus. Transportation is provided for these conferences.

Why?

GovClub spurs students to think of productive ways to create change, increases student understanding of the realities of political process and discourse, and refines their writing, public speaking, and inter-personal skills.

Who?

6th, 7th and 8th graders with an interest in leadership, social change, the political process, public speaking, government, or debate are encouraged to join! Students are required to provide their own transportation for afterschool meetings. Interested students must be self-reliant, disciplined and committed—they will be required to complete independent research and writing in preparation for each conference