According to the East Valley YMCA Web site - "Youth & Government is a statewide youth education program involving more than 2,000 high school students in a 9-month hands-on experience.
Teen delegates write bills, select governmental positions to role play, attend statewide training conferences and run for various elected offices. They also learn important skills such as public speaking, organization, problem-solving and time management.
The program reaches its peak in Sacramento at the State Capitol over President's Day weekend. There, real government steps aside and the teen delegates take over, using the historic halls, chambers and offices of our State Capitol, Supreme Court and Governor's Office."
2011-2012 Registration Starts April 2011.