Yearly Archives: 2016


Reminder to apply for Governor’s Cabinet, Lobbyist, District Judge, or State Candidacy

Good morning delegates,

The application for Governor’s Cabinet or the Lobbyist section closes December 9th, 2016. We want to encourage all Legislative delegates interested in participating in these sections to apply. If you are unsure if you are interested, please read over the section descriptions found in the Resource Portal for more information.

This is also a reminder to all student candidates who won their desired offices at District: You must fill out this application to be eligible to run for your office at State. The application closes December 9th.

Finally, the application to be a District Judge also closes December 9th. If you were a top judge at your District Conference and would like to be a judge at State, please fill it out.

Gov Cab, Lobbyist, Judge app:
Candidate application:

Thanks and Happy Holidays from all of us here at YMCA Texas Youth and Government!

2016-12-07T10:09:20-06:00December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Post-District Announcements

Hello YG Participants!

Congratulations on all your successful District Conferences! All were a wonderful start to the official 2016-2017 program season across the state. We hope that all participants and volunteers enjoyed learning and engaging with other YG participants from their area.

We are now gearing up for the High School and Middle School State Conferences! To help you prepare, we have a few announcements regarding upcoming events and deadlines for state:

  • If you are in Legislative or State Affairs and would like to submit a REVISED copy of your bill or proposal, you may do so here until December 9th, 2016 for High School or January 9th, 2017 for Middle School. Please only submit a new copy if you have made changes to your bill or proposal since your District Conference. 
  • Appellate Students: The form to submit your Appellate Briefs is now open. It closes on December 9th, 2016.
    • Austin District Appellate Students: Please only submit a new copy of your briefs if you have made changes to them since your District Conference.
  • The application to be in the Governor’s Cabinet or Lobbyist Section (High School only) is now open.
    It closes on December 9th, 2016.
  • The application for District Judges (Trial Court – High School only) is now open.
    It closes on December 9th, 2016.
  • If you are a student who won the office you ran for at your District Conference, and you are now the official candidate from your District for that office, the Application for Candidates for State Office is now open.
    It closes on December 9th, 2016.

As always, please reach out to your club advisor, District Director or State Office if you have any administrative questions about the program. Additionally, be on the look out for the 2017 Preconference Brochure coming soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!


2016-11-22T11:50:03-06:00November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Revised Judicial Case and Memo Now Available

Hello YG Participants! The time for District Conferences has almost arrived.

Judicial participants: After reviewing your questions about this program year’s trial case, a revised case has been published along with a memo responding to various concerns. Please be sure to look these over prior to your District Conference and incorporate any new information into your practices.

Additionally, District Registration is now open for ALL YG participants. You or your club advisor should be registering you for your District Conference, including selecting your appropriate Legislative program section (if applicable). If there are issues with registration, please contact your District Director.

We are excited to see all of your preparation and skills on display at the District Conferences. Keep up the great work and enjoy your conference!

2016-11-08T09:58:24-06:00November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bill, Proposal and Brief Submission Now Available

Happy Fall Texas YG Participants!

It is time to begin uploading your Legislative Bills, State Affair Forum Proposals, Appellate briefs.  Go to the Texas YG website Resource Portal page and go to your section to find the link.  Also, Trial Court teams, you can now test your knowledge before District and State Conference.  Take the test for attorneys and judges.  Go to the Resource Portal on the website to find the judicial test.  Good luck!


2016-11-08T10:04:02-06:00October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Registration Now Open

Hello Youth and Government participants!

Our new website is live and we are excited to welcome the 2016-2017 program year. Take some time to review the website, and you’ll soon be able to subscribe to our blog to receive program updates and other YG news.

Registration is now open for individual participants and clubs. Please be aware of your individual district’s registration deadlines — they may be sooner than dates posted on the website.

2018-05-31T07:22:53-05:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to the Blog

Our Youth and Government Blog is intended to give periodical updates about the progress and updates in our work. By keeping up with the blogs the most recent news will be available to both you and any person interested.

2018-05-31T07:22:53-05:00August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments