Youth & Civic Engagement 

The LA Y is proud to feature Civic Engagement and Civic Empowerment programs for teenagers.

YMCA Civic Engagement and Empowerment is designed for high school students who are interested in learning more about our municipal and governmental process. This unique program allows teens to experience democracy first-hand by debating issues, writing legislation, modeling the roles of real government officials, attending virtual conferences that bring all of Los Angeles together.

More than 1,000 high school students throughout Los Angeles participate in our teen programs. Just imagine the life-changing effect this immersive, exciting and hands-on experience will have on your teen! For more information or to enroll your child in LA Y Teen Programs, call or visit your local LA Y branch.

Preparing the leaders of tomorrow – today.