Youth and Government is a nationwide YMCA program held each fall. It culminates with a conference that brings students of diverse backgrounds and a variety of opinions together to give them a platform to raise their voices,
collaborate and build skills to shape our world.
A $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will help purchase new technology tools to enhance the conference experience for both participants and judicial volunteers. YMCA Texas Youth and Government is a one-of-a-kind program that provides a hands-on learning environment. State conference
events will take place in and around the Texas State Capitol, where students gain access to the House and Senate Chambers, Hearing Committee Rooms, Texas Supreme Court and other important places of power.
The High School State Conference will be held Jan. 27-30, followed by the Middle School State Conference on Feb. 25-27. During the conferences, students will apply their learned knowledge and skills within the judicial, legislative, executive and media program areas.