Monday, September 24, 2012

Youth and Government Open House


YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT OPEN HOUSE Youth and Government is a civics program where teens can learn about WA state government in an exciting hands-on experience. Come learn more about the program and what it involves at our open house Friday, October 5 at Sky Valley Education Center or the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA.


Grades 8-12


Open House at Sky Valley Education Center Friday, October 5, during lunches
Heidi Engle's Classroom


Open House at Monroe YMCA Friday, October 5, 3-6 pm
Club Room 2


Contact: Hannah Lunstrum, Teen Director
360 804 2163
hlunstrum@ymca-snoco.org

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts and the Washington State Association of Youth Courts invite you to attend the Youth Court Training to be held at Seattle University School of Law - 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA on October 20, 2012.  The program will run from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funding from the Washington Judges Foundation makes this event possible.

The goal of this training is to bring together youth court coordinators and youth from across the state to strenghten existing youth courts.  The morning session will include an informational track for persons interested in starting a youth court.

This year the conference will include:

  • Art of Effective Questioning presented by an experienced defense attorney and prosecutor to help youth advocates ask the right questions and follow-up to information presented in court.
  • ThinkFirst Program educating young people about their personal vulnerability and the techniques on safe driving and other choices.
  • Restorative Justice in Juvenile Diversion, Traffic, School Rule and Truancy Youth Courts
  • Implementing a Youth Court for communities interested in establishing a youth court.
  • Annual Meeting and Election of Student President and Vice-President.
  • Group Trip to Ride Seattle's newest Ferris Wheel.
Please note that their is no fee for the program and that lunch will be provided.  Registration information can be obtained by contacting:

Margaret Fisher, Administrative Office of the Courts (206) 501-7963 or margaret.fisher@courts.wa.gov