Job Descriptions

Program Structure

THE GOALS OF THE YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAM ARE:

  • To provide a first hand experience in the workings of government
  • To provide an awareness of present issues and concerns of the State of Maine
  • To develop leadership skills in those who participate
  • To provide opportunities for students to be independent thinks
  • To allow students to be involved citizens seeing how issues facing the State of Maine can be addressed

 

HOW IS IT SET UP?

Youth in Government is a 2 phase program,

Online Caucus Sessions, and Augusta State House Session

The Online Caucus Session:

  • The Regional Training Sessions are held to prepare the participants for the Augusta Weekend. 
  • There will be 3 Sessions, and your delegation may decide which session you wish to attend.
  • Contact the Youth in Government Office about how to be connected for any of the Training Sessions
  • At each of the 3 sessions we will:
    • Elect 1/3 of the Officers that will serve during the Augusta Sessions
    • Prepare delegates for the Augusta Weekend Session.
     

The Augusta State House Session:

  • The program uses the actual chambers of the House and Senate, and Capital facilities.
  • Participants debate the bills that were submitted at the Training Sessions
  • Serve in the leadership positions to which they were elected
  • Create and publish a newspaper reporting the events of the weekend
  • Have fun meeting other people from all over Maine.