Youth & Government
What is Youth & Government?
A nation-wide YMCA program in which students learn the mechanics of government and the media by participating in hands-on activities in their club at their school or local YMCA. Texas Youth & Government
How do we participate in YG?
- Ask your local YMCA to do a presentation at your school
- Engage a dedicated adult advisor
- Begin a club with your local YMCA
- Prepare, practice and participate!
*Financial Assistance & Income Based Club fees are available
Why participate in YG?
YG is a life-changing program.
Students gain the following from YG:
- Leadership and Public Speaking Skills
- Empathy and Diplomacy
- Stronger work ethic
- Value of voting and volunteering
- Organized decision making skills
- New friends and important life-long connections
- A better understanding of the workings of government
For your students, YG also helps enhance academic and UIL performance, as well as already existing clubs such as Media, Debate and World Affairs, Mock Trial and more.
2019-2020 Youth and Government Program Events:
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 - Urban Futures Youth Summit - UT Dallas - Richardson, TX
Register Here: Youth Summit Registration 2019
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 – Youth and Government Conference Training - Arlington ISD Mac Bernd Professional Development Center - Arlington, TX
Register Here: Conference Role and Election Training
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 - Dallas District Conference - Duncanville HS - Duncanville, TX
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 - Model UN Regional Summit - ILTexas Garland HS - Garland, TX
Saturday, January 11th, 2020 - McKinney Invitational - Dowell MS - McKinney, TX
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 – Sunday, January 26th, 2020 – Youth and Government High School State Conference – Austin, TX
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 – Coppell Middle School Youth and Government Invitational - Coppell MS, Dallas, TX
Friday, February 21st, 2020 – Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 – Middle School Youth and Government State Conference - Austin, TX
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 - Global Leadership Day - UT Dallas
Summer 2020 – Conference on National Affairs (CONA) and National Judicial Conference (NJC)
$60 - District Conference Fee
$400 - High School State Conference Fee (Includes travel to and from Austin, hotel accommodations, conference fee, conference t-shirt, night time activities and banquet).
$372 - Middle School State Conference Fee (Includes travel to and from Austin, hotel accommodations, conference fee, conference t-shirt, night time activities and banquet).