Welcome to the 2017-2018 YMCA Texas Youth and Government program!  Please support our mission and this nationwide, civics engagement program to teach the fundamentals of democracy to the next generation; VOLUNTEER at one of our Conferences (dates below), host a volunteer training at your organization, or make a financial gift.  We’re celebrating 70 years and counting of civics programming with our student judges, lawyers, legislators, advocates, and journalists!


Click here to view our 2018 Middle School State Conference Resources!  These include bill and proposal books, brochure, etc.

News & Events

Why Texas Youth and Government


Stay connected with Texas YG through our newsletter and blog.  We highlighted our fabulous students through officer profiles this fall, and our Conference coverage will begin in January.  You don’t want to miss it!

2017-2018 Key Dates

State Conference High School: January 25-27th, 2018 (sign up to volunteer at the High School State Conference here. A note for YG alumni applying as College Staff for the 2018 High School State Conference– please submit your form before December 15, 2017.  Thank you!)

State Conference Middle School: February 23rd-24th, 2018 (volunteer registration to open January 2018)

For a full list of events and deadlines, visit our Upcoming Events page!


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