Florida YMCA Youth In Government

National Judicial Competition


The YMCA National Judicial Competition (NJC) strives to develop Youth and Government teens into competent, active, civic-minded citizens through a hands-on Mock Trial and Appellate Moot Court program.

This is accomplished through the following objectives:

  • Encourages collaboration by presenting case arguments as a team, and respectfully debating opposing teams from other states
  • Increases confidence in presentation and reasoning skills as well as knowledge of the judicial system in the United States.
  • Cultivates long-term engagement and support of YMCA and Youth & Government programs

The first YMCA National Judicial Competition was held in 2012. NJC takes place in Chicago at the end of the summer each year.