YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT Update:
There were 12 students who represented the Jerry Garver YMCA at the annual Youth and Government High School State Assembly held at the Ohio Statehouse. We are pleased to announce that the of the 4 bills that were presented on the floor 5 of them passed committee allowing the students to speak on the Senate & House floor. 1 of the 3 bills passed the vote on the Senate floor and went on to the Governor’s desk to be signed into Youth and Government law. This year the Hilltop delegation was excited for the opportunity to begin participation in both the Judicial and Lobbyist positions. There were 4 students who argued before the Ohio Supreme Court to discuss the laws around the proper serving of a protection order, and our lobbyist was able to successfully lobby against 8 bills that were presented during the conference. As our teens continue to expand their awareness of how the government works they are finding value in using their voice to express their concerns to positively impact the future of Ohio.