YMCA Civic Engagement is an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia YMCA that provides students in middle and high school with the opportunity to represent and serve their communities through model government, leadership and professional development, advocacy, and service-learning.


CE operates three flagship programs: YMCA Model United Nations, New Jersey Youth & Government, and Middle School Model United Nations. Through its participation in the national YMCA Youth and Government initiative, student leaders also attend the annual YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs, Youth Governors Conference, and National Advocacy Days.

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Our Mission

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Greater Philadelphia YMCA Staff

Corrien Elmore-Stratton

Executive Director, Teen Leadership

Jen Segelken

Vice President, Youth Development


Beth Baum

Evan Baum

Rob Cassie

Joe Fallon

Shannon Reimers

NJ Youth & Government

Mike Gallagher

Dmitri Henry

Middle School Model UN


YMCA CE Alumni Association

Shannon Reimers

Pavan Tanhka

Jaclyn Mahoney

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