2019 Youth in Government State Session, April 18 & 19
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 make 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 28, 2018, at Boise State University
North Central Regional Conference, December 12, 2018, at Lewis-Clark State College
South East Regional Conference, January 9, 2019, at Idaho State University
April 18 & 19, 2019
State Registration »
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Hotel Accommodations Information – (Coming Soon)
Youth Supreme Court Schedule
State Session Bill Book
Opening Ceremony Script
Closing Ceremony Script
Youth Supreme Court Teams
Supreme Court Cases:
- Student Handbook
- yig risk waiver and code of conduct forms
- Advisor Handbook
- Youth Supreme Court Handbook
- Workshop I Materials
- Workshop II Materials
- Youth Supreme Court Workshop
- Bill Format
- Bill Testimony
- Legislator’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure
- Committee Procedures
- Elected Offices Guidelines
Caldwell Youth Coordinator – 208 459 2498 ext 655
Downtown Boise Youth Coordinator – 208 344 5502 ext 263
West Boise Youth Coordinator – 208 377 9622 ext 441
2019 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.
2019 Conference on National Affairs – June 29-July 4, 2019
CONA Information Packet
This program is proudly funded by: