Cherryland Middle School 707 E. Third Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8991 F: 231-264-9370

Principal: Josh Haggerty
Secretaries: Cheryll Wynkoop, Renee Bradberry

Michigan Youth in Government

Program Information

Trip Dates: November 19 - 21, 2023

The YMCA Michigan Youth in Government program provides middle school students with an opportunity to become acting state legislators.  During a 3-day and 2-night conference, they will work alongside other students to share ideas, develop their bills and grow as leaders. Youth in Government students are given the use of the Michigan House and Senate Chambers along with the legislative committee of students and staff at conference smiling

However, not all students become part of the legislature. MYIG offers another program through which students can explore their passions. The Political Compromise Program is the newest of the middle school programs and is a truly inspirational process to observe. Students are given a single issue that faces the state. Be it vaccines, water rights, or stem cell research, the Political Compromise participants must represent one of the three groups that have an interest in the topic, and together, reach a compromise in which no single group feels unhappy with the results.

Contact Information

Trip Organizer/Lead Legislature Advisor

Joe Macaluso

Trip Assistant Leader/Legislature Advisor

Tyler Wilson

Political Compromise Advisor

Bethany Wilson

Legislature Advisor

Ann DeVogel

Program Information

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