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 now open for our 2021 High School State Conference!  Thanks to all our virtual volunteers who participated in our District Conferences this fall. See our students in action as they engage with Youth and Government students from across the state. State Conference will be Virtual, offering you the convenience to volunteer remotely!  Register Here and to find a date and time that works for you to observe our Legislative, Judicial, State Affairs, and Media students.

State Registration is now open

Virtual  H.S. State Conference: January 22 – January 30, 2021 (2021 State YG Conference Schedule At A Glance). 

Teach Me How to Texas

All Texans should feel empowered to speak up and be heard this election season. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Texas Tribune on Teach Me How to Texas, a free, five-part email crash course designed to get Texans ready for this year’s elections. Subscribers will learn interesting facts about Texas’ past and culture, how different communities and regions in Texas vote, how candidates raise and spend money, how to spot a good poll from a bad one, and how to decode this year’s ballots. Join us in celebrating civics! Sign up here!

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

Congratulations to all delegates who completed their District Conferences this fall!

State Registration is now open

Virtual  H.S. State Conference: January 22 – January 30, 2021 (2021 State YG Conference Schedule At A Glance). 

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.