Alumni of California YMCA Youth & Government are part of a rich heritage spanning the past 71 years, who are engaged as volunteers and donors to ensure the programs continue to thrive.
We are very proud of the accomplishments of Y&G Alumni. Several hold or have held elected offices (most notably: Jim Brulte, Dario Frommer, Darrell Steinberg, John Laird, and Bruce Bronzan). A number of others built on their program experiences and now work in government-related professions or were inspired to pursue legal or educational careers, however, regardless of career path our alumni continue to be impressive examples of what is learned through participation in California YMCA Youth & Government.
California YMCA Youth & Government’s alumni are shown to out-perform the general population in several important areas such as:
- registering to vote (96% vs. 66%)
- actual voting (87% vs. 54%)
- working on community issues (43% vs. 17%)
- receiving their bachelor’s degree (88% vs. 25%)
Clearly the California YMCA Youth & Government experience is creating more engaged citizens.
We consistently seek out ways to remain in contact with our Alumni to share information and notify alumni of events. For information on how to become involved in the Youth & Government Alumni group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.