"...a hopeful look at the next generation of foot soldiers in the new long twilight struggle against apathy, cynicism, and disinformation."
Brent Simon, Golden Globes Blog
Youth & Government
YMCA Youth and Government is a nationwide program that provides students in middle school, high school, and college with the opportunity to simulate their state governments in a learn by doing civic engagement and leadership program.
Youth and Government collectively serves over 55,000 students through 42 state programs across the country, including Washington, DC.
Our professional work has spanned a decade as a producer, director, and editor team. From the first TEDx event ever filmed in a maximum security prison (Ford Foundation), to staff roles on Sundance-bound feature documentaries (Cesar’s Last Fast), Emmy-winning public interest documentaries for the County of Los Angeles (Mission Possible, Health Care Inside Men’s Central Jail), and a Producers Guild Award for global broadcast documentary series VICE World of Sports, we pride ourselves on telling contemporary, issue-driven stories through compelling people.
We have dedicated a combined 30 years to the Youth and Government program as delegates, statewide officers, volunteer advisors for the Culver-Palms Delegation, and as state-wide volunteers.