2020-2021 Program Year Update

Welcome to the 2020-2021 program cycle! We hope you have been able to maintain healthy mind, body and spirit considering the many COVID-19 challenges we have all experienced. As we settle into this new normal, the decision has been made, with guidance from YMCA’s, the State YG Board, the CDC and other leading health officials, to offer Texas Youth and Government virtually. This means that both District and State Conferences will be virtual. After months of observing, participating and hosting virtual events, we are excited to plan a meaningful program aligned with our mission. If you would like to learn more about some of our plans for virtual programming, please read this blog post.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteer registration is open for the 2020-2021 program year!  This year, both District and State Conferences will be Virtual, offering you the convenience to volunteer remotely and for multiple conferences across the state to see Youth and Government students in action!  Register Here and select the District Conference dates that fit your schedule.

After District Competitions have completed, we will begin to sign up volunteers for the High School State Conference schedule for January 29-30, 2021, save the date!

Teach Me How to Texas

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News & Events

Why Texas Youth and Government

2018 Annual Report

2020 Middle School State Conference Results Here!

2020 High School State Conference Results Here!

For volunteer opportunities in your local district, click here.

Stay connected with Texas YG through our newsletter and blog.  This fall, we’ll continue profiling our officers and individual YG clubs and keep you informed about registration and application deadlines. You don’t want to miss it!

2020-2021 Key Dates

Virtual District Conferences:  Austin District Conference 12/5/20, Houston District Conference 12/12/20

Virtual State Conference High School: January 22,2021 – January 30, 2021 (This conference will consist of 2 weekends, with Legislative & State Affairs Forum Committees on 1/23/21 and then Joint Chamber and GA  held on 1/30/21. All other sections will run on 1/29/21-1/30/21) Media students will provide coverage over both weekends. 

Virtual State Conference Middle School: February 18, 2021-February 20, 2021 *

For a full list of events and deadlines, visit our Upcoming Events page! Also please note that all conferences in the 2020-2021 program year will be virtual.