Model Youth & Government (YAG)
Model United Nations
Why Civic Engagement?
The amalgamation of community connectedness and youth organizing – SRTM empowers students to have the skill set, capacity, and network to be active participants in the Camden community. Our goal is to set the foundation for a lifetime of civic engagement to students who would otherwise have no access to this realm of knowledge.
Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in this program that has been running since 1949. SRTM has partnered with the YMCA who hosts the conference to prepare students with the knowledge to engage their fellow delegates at the conference on global affairs, diplomacy, negotiation and decision making. SRTM teaches students parliamentary procedure, how to draft and present their bills and the basics of research and writing related to their work at the conference.
Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in this program, which began in 1938, focuses on teaching the legislative process of government in an interactive and relevant manner for students. SRTM has partnered with the YMCA who hosts the conference to prepare students with the pre-requisite skills they need to present bills, speak on current issues and create policies through negotiation, collaboration and relationship building at the conference. Students prepare by working with volunteer assemblymen, lawyers and council members from their own community who share their experiences and give students a keen insight as well as hands-on collaboration.