Welcome to the YMCA Center for Civic
Engagement's Youth in Government Home Page
The 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:
- Capitol Conference (formerly Conference C) - March 2-5, 2017
- Tri-Star Conference (formerly Conference A) - March 30-April 2, 2017
- Volunteer Conference (formerly Conference B) - April 6-9, 2017
- Middle School Conferences for 2017- TBD
Register for Youth in Government
Please register for the conference online by clicking here.
Please upload Bills by clicking here
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