Youth Legislature Announcements

YMCA Youth & Government is committed to offering civics education and experiences throughout the school year. All of the state-wide events will be held virtually. We will keep you informed as additional delegation and advisor resources become available. Contact us for information about your local program.  

This year the YMCA Youth & Government State Office is hosting a Statewide Virtual Delegation. This virtual delegation is composed of delegations who have disbanded due to COVID-19 and students who do not have a local delegation to join. For more information, please contact Emily Lake at elake@seattleymca.org

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Youth Legislature

In May, students from across the state come together to form a mock legislature of the Washington State Legislature. Students will fill leadership roles across a variety of program areas including: Senate, House, Lobbyists, Press, and Pages. Students will debate with other students from across the state, exposing the students to a variety of viewpoints while discussing solutions to problems facing their own communities.

Youth Legislature Event Schedule

Statewide Events

Virtual Advisor Training: October 24, 2020
Virtual Leadership Training: April 8-9, 2021
Virtual Youth Legislature Conference: May 5-9, 2021, subject to change

Bill Templates

Student legislation is submitted via the REGY site. Use the templates below to prepare your bill prior to entering it in REGY.

Find a Delegation Near You

Below is a list of all current Youth Legislature Delegations. If you are interested in joining, starting a new delegation, or do not see a program in your area listed, please contact Emily Lake at elake@seattleymca.org or call 360-357-3475.

Statewide Virtual Delegation

  • District 1: Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties
    • Mill Creek Family YMCA
    • Skagit Valley YMCA
    • Stanwood Camano YMCA
    • Whatcom Family YMCA
  • District 2: King County
    • City of Redmond
    • Raisbeck Aviation High School
    • Seattle Academy
    • YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • District 3: Clallam, Grays Harbor, and Thurston Counties
    • Grays Harbor YMCA
    • Olympia Peninsula YMCA
    • South Sound YMCA
    • Stevenson
    • Thurston
    • Yelm High School
  • District 4: Columbia & Walla Walla Counties
    • Dayton High School
    • Waitsburg High School
    • Walla Walla YMCA
  • District 5: Spokane County
    • Spokane
  • District 6: Pierce and Kitsap Counties
    • Concordia Christian Academy
    • Franklin Pierce High School
    • iDEA
    • Mel Korum Family YMCA
    • Sumner
    • Tacoma
    • Washington High School
  • 8th Grade Program
    • Baker Middle School
    • Eastside Prep
    • First Creek Middle School
    • Ford Middle School
    • Giaudrone Middle School
    • Gray Middle School
    • Keithley Middle School
    • Springfield Middle School