I am sharing some information about another of Buchanan’s larger programs for High School students, Youth & Government. 
Youth & Government – Model Legislature & Court Program
The Model Legislature & Court program is a youth leadership and civic engagement program that has existed in California since 1948. In this program, youth engage in “hands-on” learning including travelling to four conferences. The program ends with a culminating trip to Sacramento where the youth takeover the state capitol and enact their version of State government. For more information please click here: http://calymca.org/programs/model-legislature-court/
In 2013-2014, SFY/Buchanan was elected to its third consecutive “Delegation of Distinction” honor, we advocated for fructose awareness in the Western Addition, and we performed various community service acts around the Western Addition. We are excited for an even stronger year filled with personal growth, community advocacy and service, and greater statewide recognition. 
In 2014-15, our delegation goal this year is to grow our program, reach a greater scope of San Franciscan youth, and create sustainable strategies that will advance our program success for years to come. We would like to invite you and any interested youth to our upcoming events:

RECRUITMENT/INFO MEETING: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 4-5PM at Buchanan 
FIRST WEEKLY MEETING: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 6-8PM at Buchanan: This is our meeting kick-off. Bring potential delegates to these meetings so they can participate in weekly meetings. 
5TH TEEN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Friday, September 19th to Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Camp Jones Gulch: This is the first conference of the year. It is hosted by the YMCA of San Francisco at their residential camp in La Honda, California and is a great way to meet other SFY delegates and advisors as well as delegates from around the Bay Area (Silicon Valley, East Bay, etc.). Returning delegates that have completed their Y&G Registration process through Buchanan can attend TLC for free.
I’ve attached the following documents for your review (all documents can be found at Buchanan’s membership desk:
  • Program Timeline
  • 2014-15 Registration Packet
  • 2014 Teen Leadership Conference Registration Packet
If you have any questions please contact Jeff Lincoln at jlincoln@ymcasf.net.  Please also share this information with anyone that may be interested.




Tulsi Pi

Family and Community Outreach Coordinator


380 Webster St., San Francisco CA 94117

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