Educating our youth on government… That’s the mission behind one program.
The YMCA in partnership with the Youth Leadership Institute offers one of the only youth government programs in PA. The program is meant to engage youth in civic leadership, help them learn about the government and be active in the community. Today, State Representative Ryan Bizzarro visiting the group in preparation for their trip to harrisburg. One student says it’s important for young people to hear from politicans.
“They have so many questions that are not answered so when they pay attention like with Mr. Bizzarro, he’s actually giving us information,” said student Tyler White.
The program also teaches students what it takes to write and research a bill and pass it into law.