By Paul Schmitt
Door County 7th through 12th graders are learning the ins and outs of government through a special YMCA program. The Youth in Government is a national program that gives teens the opportunity to literally practice democracy. Tyler Powell, association Youth Director for the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek, explains some the skills students learn.
The Youth in Government meets in Sturgeon Bay every Monday evening from 7:30 until 8:30. The YMCA also offers it at the Fish Creek location from 6 until 7 pm on Tuesdays for the first time in eight years, according to Powell.