YMCA Youth & Government – Protecting Democracy

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan

Freedom is not just protected at the border. We safeguard it with democracy, which must be learned by each generation. SELRES_1283e305-b7a2-43f3-9a61-e747a2640c88SELRES_22dc6f8e-7cac-4383-a366-00874583ed98SELRES_a839dfe4-d911-44f4-af17-89a2b483897bYMCA Youth & GovernmentSELRES_a839dfe4-d911-44f4-af17-89a2b483897bSELRES_22dc6f8e-7cac-4383-a366-00874583ed98SELRES_1283e305-b7a2-43f3-9a61-e747a2640c88teaches middle school and high school students about different facets of state government. This includes an annual mock trial  competition, which kicked off today during the organizations “High School State Conference.”

Sam Denton volunteered as an evaluator for the mock trials. The event was held at the state capitol and it was incredible see these enthusiastic and aspiring young people compete with reverence and dedication in a well-adorned room in the seat of the Texas government. No objections here!