MANKATO-October 5, 2012-(KMKO)-Young people in the Mankato area are invited to take part in the YMCA Youth in Government program. The nation-wide learning opportunity involves 1,800 middle-school and high school students each year. They can join youth leaders from around the state to debate issues and get involved in the decision-making process. The registration deadline is Monday. Get more information online at mankatoymca.org.