Welcome to the YMCA Center for Civic Engagement's
Youth in Government Home Page

TN CapitolThe Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference designed to offer high school and middle school students a hands-on experience with state government. Each year, some 1600 students from across the state converge on the State Capitol, taking the places of our real government officials. Program participants can serve as senators or representatives, as justices and lawyers, as department commissioners and lobbyists, or even as press corps members.



The Tennessee YMCA Youth In Government conferences will be held on the following dates:

March 27-30, 2014   Youth in Government- Conference A
Apr 10-13 , 2014   Youth in Government- Conference B
TBA   Chattanooga Middle School Youth in Government
TBA   Middle School Youth in Government- Conference A
TBA   Middle School Youth in Government- Conference B


Forms and Templates

The Entire 2014 Advisor's Manual Can Be Downloaded Here

The Assignment and Conference Guide is Here

The Advisor Handouts Can Be Downloaded Here

Register for Youth in Government

Please register for the conference online here.

Bill Submission

Please upload Bills here





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