Members of CCES Youth in Government (YIG) participate each year in a statewide conference with over 1,100 other South Carolina students to experience a hands-on understanding of the legislative process.
Students spend several months preparing for the conference by researching topics and writing bills, and researching bills written by other students. Student attorneys work in teams to prepare their trial cases, and write briefs and prepare oral arguments for their appeals cases.
The students then embark on a trip to Columbia, where they take over the South Carolina Statehouse, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
104 CCES students are currently participating in the Youth in Government Program. Several have been selected for leadership positions, including:
For more information, visit www.scymcayig.org.