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Volunteers Needed - Youth and Government State Conference

A group of young adults participating in the Youth and Government conference pose in a courtroom

YMCA Youth & Government is a statewide civic engagement and leadership development program in which YMCAs, schools, and community organizations involve students in hands-on learning experiences.

Students form clubs at their schools or local Y facilities and participate in a mock state government. Clubs meet throughout the fall semester and then gather for the District Conference with teens and clubs from across the region.

This year's State Conference will be Thursday, January 24th – Sunday, January 27th, 2019, and we need your help as volunteers. More than 1,200 high school students from all over Texas will convene in Austin, TX for four days of competition as judges, lawyers, legislators, advocates, and journalists. We need your assistance to ensure a smooth and high quality experience. 

Sign Up to Volunteer:

Please complete this form online with your preferences on section, times, and lunch. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

·       Trial Court 

·       Appeals Court 

·       Legislative Volunteers (Friday only for adult volunteers)

·       Media Volunteers

·       State Affairs Forum Volunteer

For more information on the program, visit the YMCA Youth & Government Website or contact the YMCA Texas Youth & Government State Director, Angela Castilleja.