Youth and Government

Congratulations to SV Youth and Government for being chosen as a
2013 Premier Delegation!


Youth & Government
"Democracy Must Be Learned By Each Generation"

The Youth and Government program is unique. There are other programs that teach leadership, but not one that teaches civic engagement and brings democracy to life for students as Youth and Government does. Our program is open to Sesser-Valier Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. The students participate in a mock government at the Capitol in Springfield every March. By writing legislation, running campaigns, and working together as a delegation, our students learn by doing. Youth and Government strives to make a difference in each student’s life by cultivating the learning of core skills like decision-making, problem solving, command of language, compromise, negotiation, discussion and the research of real issues of concern in Illinois and the world, and recognizing, analyzing and discussing others’ viewpoints respectfully. The students that participate in this program learn not only about democracy, but actually practice it.


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For more information, contact Mr Craig Garner at [email protected]