Virginia YMCA

The Virginia Y is a statewide educational organization promoting leadership and civic engagement for teenagers in the Commonwealth. Since our founding in 1884, students have participated in programs such as the Model General Assembly, Model Judicial Program, Hi-Y/Tri-Hi-Y/Youth & Government Clubs, and the Williamsburg program. These programs provide opportunities for students to become leaders and see first-hand the inner workings of the state government.

When challenges arise, we all step in, together, and make the difference.

With the Y, you impact peoples’ lives right in your own community.

Youth & Government focuses on elevating civic education and youth voice.

School clubs help students volunteer and engage in their community.

For a better us. ®