Just because you aren’t in high school anymore doesn’t mean that your connection to Youth & Government has to end. There are a number of ways to stay involved:
Even after the Assembly is over each March, thanks to the Internet, friendships can carry on online. Facebook and LinkedIn both offer vast social networking opportunities and are free and open to anyone.
Note: Illinois YMCA Youth & Government is not responsible for content on external web sites that are linked from this site.
- “Illinois Youth & Government Alumni” on Facebook
- “Illinois Youth & Government Alumni” group on LinkedIn
If you are interested in helping with the operation of the program, you may do so by volunteering. If you are in college, you can apply to be selected as a College Staff Advisor.
- College Staff Guidelines – If you are interested in applying, please read this first.
- College Staff Registration & College Staff Code of Conduct and Releases – Submit these forms along with a recommendation from your former high school’s head advisor to be considered.
If you are not still in college, there are other ways to help out. Are you an attorney that is willing to help train judicial participants? Are you interested in assisting with organization fundraising at the local or state level? Are you a parent that is interested in chaperoning at the Springfield Assembly? If you are interested in helping any these or any other role, please contact your local delegation’s head advisor or the Illinois Youth & Government headquarters.
If you are interested in taking a more active year-round role in the program, applications for the Board of Directors and Advisory Staff are considered annually. Please contact Youth & Government headquarters to have an application sent to you.