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Awards for Alumni and Community Volunteers!

Are you an alum looking for a way to be more involved with Texas Youth and Government? Or maybe you are a member of a student or community organization? Perhaps you and your colleagues would like to find a fun activity that the team can do together? Well, look no further! Texas YG has flexible volunteer opportunities at our annual High School State Conference January 31, 2020 and February 1, 2020.

Sign up on our volunteer page here and make sure to provide the Texas YG alum name or organizations’ name when asked, “How did you hear about this volunteer opportunity?” We will recognize an alum who refers the most volunteers to the State Conference as well as the organization that brings the biggest group of volunteers to State Conference.

If you have questions about volunteer opportunities or would like us to present to your group at a future meeting, please contact our Program Coordinator, Breanna Tuck, at [email protected]

We hope to see you and your friends in January!

2019-12-19T20:49:54-06:00December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Answers to Questions About the Judicial Case

Thank you to all the advisors and students that sent in questions in regards to our Judicial Case this year. And what an exciting case!  We cannot wait to see the Trial and Appellate Court teams in action this year at the State Conference!

We successfully collected answers to all of your questions. You can review these questions and answers Here. The case materials have also been updated to reflect necessary changes. Please take a look at the updated versions of the Trial Case and Appellate Case as you continue to prepare your arguments.

If you continue to have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our program coordinator, Breanna Tuck, at [email protected] Happy studying and we will see everyone in just a couple more months!

2019-12-03T10:42:40-06:00December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our JYG Officers: Part 3

Today, I present you the last JYG officer profile. See below to learn more about our Junior Youth Lieutenant Governor, Taya Thompson ’24.

Junior Youth Lieutenant Governor Taya Thompson ’24

How long have you participated in YG? The upcoming year will be my third year.

What is your favorite thing about participating in YG? My favorite thing about participating in JYG is to learn about everyone’s different outlooks and takeaways on the various topics. It is cool to see how I might think one way about an issue and meet with a delegate that has a completely different perspective on the same issue. Learning about the different viewpoints on problems helps me have a better outlook on the world because I am able to view it through different perspectives thanks to my fellow delegates.

What is your favorite YG memory? My favorite YG moment was right after I finished my campaign speech at last year’s state conference. It felt like all my hard work had paid off and it was really cool to see the speech that I had been working on for months come to life.

What are you most excited to do in your elected position this year? I am most excited to go to all the different committees and get to experience all the debates. I am also excited to help Diya pick out the final bills to pass.

What message would you like to give to first year students in YG? For first year students, my advice is to be super confident in yourself. You have spent months working on your proposal or bill and your time to shine has finally arrived. Put yourself out there and really try to get your point across. You want to get others as excited as you are on your proposal or bill. Even if it may feel a little weird, it is important to put yourself out there because others will want to have the same confidence that you have and will follow your example.

2019-12-03T11:12:28-06:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday and there are a couple of different ways that you can support your favorite civics education program! You can always donate to our program here and support one of more than 2,000 students that will attend our State Conference next month. But we know money can be tight this time of year. You just survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday and if you are like my family, you have five different birthdays coming up all in the next three weeks. It is the season of giving but we know donating money can be difficult so this year, we ask that you donate your time.

Our State Conference will take place in various places around Austin, Texas on January 24-25. It is a wonderful opportunity for all of Texas Youth and Government to gather in one space and witness what the delegates have been practicing and working on in their clubs. However, we cannot put on this event for our students without your help. We need volunteers to serve as evaluators and help our delegates have the best possible State Conference experience. We hope this #GivingTuesday you will consider giving us your time and volunteering with us. You can visit our volunteer page to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities. Also, please follow this link to sign up. We look forward to seeing you next month!

2019-12-03T11:15:56-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments