• Youth & Government is a leadership development program for high school students.  Participants immerse themselves in all aspects of Illinois government by assuming roles of legislators, attorneys, executive officials, lobbyists, press members and more.  The culmination of each program year is a 3 day conference in which students debate issues using the actual Illinois Capitol and Supreme Court facilities.

  • All students are eligible to participate. Participants must be able to attend the Pre-Leg meetings on the first Saturdays of November and December as well the the Springfield Conference in March.

  • Any students interested in participating should see Mr. Pluchar in the beginning of the school year or email him at kpluchar@leyden212.org to let him know you are interested.


    Additionally, you can sign up to recieve Remind updates by thexting the message: @plucharyg to 81010

  • Sponsor is Mr. Kevin Pluchar


    Contact Info: 


    Room 215 before and after school

  • Meetings will be sporatic, since most work is done outside of meeting time and with your individual bill groups. We initially meet in early September to get registered and organized.