Please join us as we celebrate U.S. Constitution Day and help us raise $15,000. Your gifts support our mission and allow us to teach the fundamentals of democracy to over 2,000 high school and middle school students throughout Texas. In addition, a portion of the contributions will be used to support our 200+ students in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey who may need financial assistance to attend the State Conferences in January and February. Thank you so much for your generosity and helping us raise awareness of YMCA Texas Youth and Government, a unique program that offers a hands-on learning experience and leadership development in government.
Constitution Day, September 17, commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1787. Texas Youth and Government recognizes this event as foundational to our mission. Our students learn about the work of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches the Constitution created and do this work themselves through the legislative sessions, trials, debates, and hearings our program involves. Furthermore, media students exercise their first amendment freedoms, granted in the Bill of Rights appended to the Constitution in 1791, with coverage of other delegates’ activities.