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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:

  • 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

YIG Manuals

2017 High School YIG Advisor Manual

2017 High School YIG 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

  • Register for Youth in Government

    Please register for the conference online here.

  • Bill Submission

    Please upload Bills here

  • YIG Conference Books

    2016 YIG Conference A Book

    2016 YIG Conference B Book

    2016 MS YIG A Book

    2016 MS YIG B Book

    2016 MS YIG C Book

    2016 MS YIG D Book





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