Youth & Government Club

Also known as YAG

"There oughtta be a law..."

This is your chance to make a bill. We will work on it in Academic Support and Lunch on Wednesdays through mid April.


This prepares you to take place in a Model Legislature Program on April 15th, 16th and 17th at the State House and Annex in Trenton.


The website for the general program is available here. Middle school students are considered "Junior Legislators".

The Plan: April 15-17

Day One, Friday: Model Legislature

Day Two, Saturday: Model Appeals Court

Day Three, Sunday: Observing and Participating with High School Specialty Groups

Other Important Dates

Registration and Deposit accepted through mid February


Practice Session and Balance Due March 13th

Location TBD

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Completed Bill Uploaded to Conference Site as Instructed: March 25th


Conference: April 15-17

The Fine Print

This is a YMCA activity that is supported with school enrichment time.


Mr. Len Yacullo, who was so beloved by Model UN students, will once again help prepare students for attendance. Stephanie Lawreck and Andy Cogen, who were also Model UN chaperones, will be trip chaperones again on this adventure.


Costs will range from $400-450 depending on the location of the March 13th session and the number of students who participate. Costs are paid with a $200 deposit for registration with the balance due in early March. Financial assistance is available as needed.


Contact either Len Yacullo (lyacullo@hcymca.org) or me (ebengels@readington.k12.nj.us) for further information.


Students received registration papers at the information session on January 27th.