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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) - February 28-March 3, 2019
  • Tri-Star Conference (formerly Conference A) - April 4-7, 2019
  • Volunteer Conference (formerly Conference B) - April 11-14, 2019
  • Middle School Conferences for 2019
  • Chattanooga 1 - February 6, 2019
  • Chattanooga 2 - February 7, 2019

YIG Manuals

2018 High School YIG Manual

2017 MS AB YIG Advisor Manual

2017 MS C YIG Advisor Manual

2017 MS D YIG Advisor Manual

2017 MS YIG House/Senate Guide

  • Register for Youth in Government

    Please register for the conference online by clicking here.

  • Bill Submission

    Please upload bills by clicking here

  • YIG Conference Books

    2018 YIG Capitol Book (formerly Conference C)

    2018 YIG Tri-Star Book (formerly Conference A)

    2018 YIG Volunteer Book (formerly Conference B)

    2018 MS YIG C1 Book

    2018 MS YIG C2 Book

    2018 MS YIG D Book


    YIG Lawyer Sample Briefs

    2017 Sample Brief




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