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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.

Dates

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 5, 2019

Chattanooga 2 - February 6, 2019

 

High School Conferences for 2020

Capitol Conference (formerly Conference C) - February 27-March 1, 2020

Tri-Star Conference (formerly Conference A) - April 2-5, 2020

Volunteer Conference (formerly Conference B) - April 23-26, 2020

 

YIG Manuals

2019 High School YIG Manual

2018 MS AB YIG Advisor Manual

2018 MS C YIG Advisor Manual

2018 MS D YIG Advisor Manual

 

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

Sample Brief

 

 

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