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 by volunteering at one of our Conferences (dates below), hosting a volunteer training at your organization, or with a financial gift.  We’re celebrating 70 years and counting of civics programming with our student judges, lawyers, legislators, advocates, and journalists!

News & Events

Why Texas Youth and Government?

Registration for advisors and students is now open.  New and returning students, please check with your club advisors for information about your registration process.

Stay connected with Texas YG through our newsletter and blog.  We’re highlighting our fabulous students through officer profiles this fall.  You don’t want to miss it!


2017-2018 Key Dates

Houston/Austin District Conferences: November 11th, 2017 (sign up to volunteer at the Austin District Conference here)

Dallas/Fort Worth/Midland District Conferences: November 18th, 2017

High School State Conference: January 25-27th, 2018

Middle School State Conference: February 23rd-24th, 2018

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


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