Revamping the Youth Secretariats for 2015

    By Frank Guerriero To officially begin the 2015 Youth and Government program, the officer corps convened at the annual retreat weekend on October 18-19 to discuss plans for the next year. At this meeting, the officers were introduced to a new position,...

Staff Spotlight: Shannon Reimers

YMCA Civic Engagement alumnus Shannon Reimers has always been a stickler for rules. During her first year at the Conference on National Affairs, she was feverishly attuned to every proposal presented to her. Much to her annoyance at that time, one delegate, Ally...

Legacy Subcommittee: Fast 5

By Taras Holovko Building on a strong base established by committee heads Karanveer Johal and Joel Sirusas last year, the new group of Legacy officers is planning a number of initiatives for YAG 2015. Historically, the Legacy subcommittees has focused on recording and...

An Outlook on Outreach

By Ankita Satpathy The Officer Corps Outreach Subcommittee has historically had two main goals – to recruit new delegations, and to assist the Youth Secretariat Corps in preparing existing delegations. This year, while our focus has not changed, the mechanisms...

NJ YAG Starts With A Bang

By Pranav Parikh The Youth and Government Officer Retreat began as it ended: filled with empowered individuals enthusiastic about what is yet to come. The officer corps arrived at the Element Hotel on early Saturday morning, ready to prepare the tasks taken on...

YMCA Civic Engagement Day of Service Empowers Delegates

By Mahishan Gnanaseharan Nearly 150 high school students participated in the first YMCA Civic Engagement Day of Service on October 4, 2014. This collaborative effort between the YMCA New Jersey Youth & Government and the YMCA Model United Nations programs presents...