In collaboration with local YMCAs, programs are organized within high schools, middle schools, home school associations, and other youth organizations throughout Texas, each with a caring adult role model serving as club advisor/coach. An advisor can be a teacher or staff person at a school, a community volunteer, or a Y staff person. These club sponsors can run their programs in a number of different ways:
- As part of their UIL enhancement
- Incorporated into their classroom and curriculum
- In combination with clubs such as World Affairs Council, Student Government, and/or Debate
- As a stand-alone club
YG programs are meant to be primarily youth-led and to meet throughout the school year. When this model is followed, students learn to become leaders and get the practice and experience they need to succeed.
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