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YOUTH LEGISLATURE

Founded in 1947, YMCA Youth Legislature provides opportunities for teens statewide to find their
voice on the issues facing society today. Offered in local YMCA’s, schools, and community groups statewide, students are empowered to address concerns in their communities while building a better understanding of the “shades of gray” that dominate adult life.

Students explore the meaning of civics and democracy in our nation by assuming the roles of various Washington State elected officials, researching and drafting creative policy solutions to community problems and engaging in service-oriented activities. Delegates learn and practice tolerance, understanding, and peer mentorship while putting to use real-world skills for a lifetime of civic involvement.

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 Activities & Resources

 
 

 Calendar

 

2015-2016 PROGRAM CALENDAR

DATE

​EVENT

LOCATION​

October 17 

Advisor Training (West)

​​Olympia

November 7​

Advisor Training (East)  Spokane

November 10

Advisor Meeting

Online

 November 20

A.K. Guy Awards 

 December 3

Student Meeting #1 

Online

 December 31

CONA Applications Due

January 15

 

Financial Assistance Applications Due 

 

January 16​

 YMCA Advocacy Day & Proclomation Signing

 

 January 23

 CONA Interviews

January 31​

 Applications Due for Gov. Cabinet & Chairs

February 9

Student Meeting #2  

Online

​February 10 & 11​

REGY Training Online

February 15​

Registration & Bill Submission Opens 

February 21​

CONA Orientation Meeting

 

March 20​

Registration & Bill Submission Closes 

 

April 15-16​

Leadership Training 

Olympia 

May 4-7

69th Youth Legislature

Olympia

May 21​

CONA Meeting

 

 

 

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Youth Legislature