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:

  • April 7-10, 2016» Conference A
  • April 14-17, 2016 » Conference B
  • Middle School Conf. A- TBA
  • Middle School Conf. B- TBA
  • Middle School Chattanooga- TBA
  • Middle School Dyer County- TBA

Forms and Templates

2015 Advisor Manual

2015 House / Senate Delegate Manual

Register for Youth in Government

Please register for the conference online here.

Bill Submission

Please upload Bills here





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