MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
2017 Youth in Government State Session date is set! April 20-21 in Boise, ID
What is the purpose of the YMCA Youth in Government program?
This is a high school program run throughout the state of Idaho. The purpose of the program is to provide a platform upon which involved youth may gain a better understanding of the principles and methods of our democratic form of government. They will also discover how, through first-hand experience at regional and state sessions, to lobby, defend and pass bills through the House and Senate and actively makes changes for the betterment of our state!
Who may participate?
Idaho’s YMCA Youth in Government program is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in every community in Idaho. Youth delegations must represent either a school or YMCA group.
South West Regional Conference, November 30, 2016, at Boise State University – Agenda »
North Central Regional Conference, December 7, 2016, at Lewis-Clark State College – Agenda »
South East Regional Conference, (Tentative) January 11, 2017, at Idaho State University – Agenda »
South Central Regional Conference, TBA Regional Youth Supreme Court Memo and Case »
April 20-21, 2017, Boise, ID
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- Hotel Accommodations Information
- Legislative Schedule
- Youth Supreme Court Schedule
- State Session Bill Book
- Opening Ceremony Script
- Closing Ceremony Script
- House Script
- Senate Script
Youth Supreme Court Teams »
Supreme Court Cases:
- Student Handbook
- Advisor Handbook
- Youth Supreme Court Handbook
- Workshop I Materials
- Workshop II Materials
- Youth Supreme Court Workshop
- Bill Format
- Bill Testimony
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Committee Procedures
- Elected Offices Guidelines
Youth in Government Coordinator
208 377 9622 ext 441
Conference on National Affairs:
The YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs was started in 1967 as a follow-up to the outstanding states Youth in Government programs conducted by the YMCA throughout the U.S. The success of the conference is directly attributed to the leadership of many YMCA professionals and volunteers but mostly to the dedication of the youth involved. National Affairs is a program developed by the YMCA of Montgomery, Alabama. This program offers unique opportunities for a young person to do research in an area of national and international concern, organize this information into a documented proposal, engage in intensive discussion, and debate these proposals with young people from other states.
FUN! There will be one afternoon for recreation. Delegates can choose from mountain climbing, team sports, tennis, swimming, or trips.
2017 Conference on National Affairs – Celebrating 50th Anniversary July 1st-6th
CONA Information Packet
This program is proudly funded by: