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Why join YGP?

Thinking of a career in government? Want to make a difference in your community? If so, then the Dane County Youth in Governance program (YGP) might be for you. Past participants are now serving as elected officials, working in local and state level government jobs, and engaged in making their communities a better place. YGP […]


YGP Representative Spotlight

Meet Josh Leslie, one of the Youth Representatives for the Dane County Youth Governance Program. Josh is a junior at Middleton High School and is currently serving on the Personnel & Finance Committee. In the following Q&A, Josh reflects on the Youth Governance Program. Why did you choose to join YGP? “I joined the Youth Governance […]


Preparing our Future Leaders

By Mary M. Kolar, District 1, Dane County Board Supervisor We see it all over the news:  politicians courting the youth vote, social movements and nonprofits run by Millennials, and an overall increase in the level of social connectedness.   Our country’s youngest generations are rightfully demanding to be heard.  This increase of the Millennial generation […]