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, over 2500 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 2-5, 2017 - Capitol Conference (formerly Conference C)
  • March 30-April 2, 2017- Tri-Star Conference (formerly Conference A)
  • April 6-9, 2017- Volunteer Conference (formerly Conference B)
  • Middle School Conferences for 2017- TBD

YIG Manuals

2017 Advisor Manual

2017 House / Senate Delegate Manual

2016 MS AB YIG Advisor Manual

2016 MS C YIG Advisor Manual

2016 MS D YIG Advisor Manual

2016 MS YIG House/Senate Guide


YIG Conference Books

Register for Youth in Government

Please register for the conference online here.

Bill Submission

Please upload Bills here





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