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High School Teens Host “Bill Hearing Night” at Historic Sac City Hall


Listen: Christiana Dominguez, Lead Advisor for the Sacramento YMCA Youth & Government Delegation, and also the Chair of the Sacramento Central YMCA Advisory Council.

Students from the Sacramento Central YMCA Youth & Government Delegation will be hosting their “Bill Hearing Night” tonight, October 30 from 6:00-8:00pm at Historic Sacramento City Hall providing an opportunity for the community to see the our civically engaged youth firsthand. The Sacramento Central YMCA Youth & Government Delegation is comprised of students from local high schools including McClatchy, Franklin, Inderkum, Kennedy, and Christian Brothers High Schools, who have been working for months to develop legislative proposals addressing the issues most important to them. Topics ranging from environmental policy to teacher training will be presented to local community leaders with the hope of being selected for introduction at the 72nd YMCA Model Legislature & Court which convenes in Sacramento in February, 2020.

The “Bill Hearing Night” process is part of the Sacramento Central YMCA Youth & Government’s Model Legislature & Court Program, a six-month program in which students in grades 9-12 role-play various positions of the California State Government and Court systems. By joining local delegations, such as the Sacramento Central YMCA’s, participating students will have the opportunity to write bills and prepare briefs about issues that most affect them. Delegations meet weekly as well as attending two statewide training conferences, leading up the culminating event each February where they debate their bills on the floor of the Senate and Assembly in the State Capitol.

Christiana Dominguez

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