Buckeye Valley Family YMCA offers the Youth and Government club for high school students. This club focuses on leadership, learning, and community service. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Y. Students prepare throughout the year for the State Assembly on debate practices, service-learning projects, fundraising efforts and State Assembly preparation. The State Assembly is a three-day learning opportunity where students are given an opportunity to discuss current state issues with state administrators, elected officials, and students from other schools throughout the state. Held annually at the Statehouse in Columbus, volunteers and the YMCA Staff help guide the students through mock committee meetings and procedures. Students debate and vote on the bills that their fellow peers have written and presented. Bills that pass in the committee are then taken to the floor of the House or Senate for full debate and vote.

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