Youth Legislature Announcements

73rd Youth Legislature Has been Postponed

In addition to the cancellation of the State Mock Trial Tournament, we have postponed the 73rd Youth Legislature Session scheduled for May 6-9 and the Leadership Training scheduled for April 3-4. Our Youth & Government staff are exploring alternate dates and formats to host this year’s session. Check back here for updates or follow us on Facebook!

State Mock Trial Tournament March 20-22 Has Been Cancelled

At YMCA Youth & Government, the overall health and well-being of our student participants, their families, our coaches and other volunteers is our top priority. With this commitment in mind, and after reviewing Governor Inslee’s announcement restricting public gatherings, as well as other guidance from public health officials, the Youth & Government board of directors and the YMCA of Greater Seattle have reached the difficult decision to cancel the State Mock Trial Tournament that was scheduled for March 20-22.

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

  • April 3-4: Leadership Training (Postponed)
  • May 6-9: 73rd Youth Legislature (Postponed — alternative dates and formats TBD)

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 Amber Wetzel at awetzel@seattleymca.org or call 360-357-3475.

  • Baker Middle School
  • Bellevue Family YMCA   
  • City of Redmond
  • Coal Creek Family YMCA  
  • Dale Turner Family YMCA   
  • Dayton High School
  • Downtown Seattle YMCA
  • Eastside Prep
  • First Creek Middle School
  • Franklin Pierce High School
  • Gordon Family YMCA
  • Gray Middle School
  • Grays Harbor YMCA   
  • Keithley Middle School
  • Mel Korum Family YMCA
  • Meredith Mathews YMCA   
  • Mill Creek Family YMCA
  • Morgan Family YMCA
  • Northshore Family YMCA   
  • Olympic Peninsula YMCA  
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School
  • Sammamish Community YMCA   
  • Seattle Academy
  • Skagit Valley YMCA
  • Snoqualmie Valley YMCA  
  • South Sound YMCA
  • Spokane Valley YMCA
  • Springfield Middle School
  • Stanwood Camano YMCA
  • Stewart Middle School
  • University Family YMCA  
  • Waitsburg High School
  • Walla Walla YMCA  
  • Washington High School
  • West Seattle YMCA
  • Whatcom Family YMCA
  • Yelm High School