HOT TOPIC LUNCH - Youth in Government

HOT TOPIC LUNCH - Youth in Government


Michaels Restaurant
1000 Churchman's Rd
Newark Delaware 19713
Delaware US
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Please note that the Hot Topic Lunch is on the 5th Monday in April 2019 (rather than the 4th Monday), to avoid the Easter Holiday.

The public is invited to all Hot Topic meetings to become informed on a wide variety of topics. It is also a time to check in with members of The League of Women Voters, make new friends, and invite your neighbors and colleagues to experience the League in an informal setting.

In April, 2019, trainer Katherine Caudle and students Hannah McKee and Anya Verucci will tell us about their experience in the YMCA Youth in Government Program (YIG). The Delaware Youth in Government Program offers model legislative and judicial experiences for youth in grades 9-12. Students have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, debate parliamentary procedure, and work with peers to develop solutions to problems affecting Delawareans. Weekly meetings begin in January and continue leading up to the Training and Elections Conference in mid-March, and the culminating event, Model Legislative, and Judicial Conferences in early April. The events take place in Dover, Delaware, at Legislative Hall and the Kent County Court House.

Students at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware

YIG Students at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware


 Youth in Government also has a Junior Model legislative experience for those in grades 6-8. Students will have the opportunity to learn the same things that the 9-12 conference attendees do, but on a schedule that accommodates middle school students. Weekly meetings begin in September and the Junior Conference happens in early November. 

Students can participate at their local YMCA if their school does not have a delegation.

LWVNCC Hot Topic lunches are held at Michaels' Restaurant in Christiana.  $18.00 paid at time of the event covers buffet lunch, soft beverage and tip. Please pay in cash if at all possible.  If you don't wish to buy lunch, you may come at 12:10 pm to hear the presentation only.

RSVP to the Office Manager by Sunday, April 28, so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect. If you need a ride, leave a message on the League Office phone or e-mail when you RSVP. If you have not made a reservation please come anyway.