Happy Thursday, friends of YMCA Texas Youth and Government!

The application for the YMCA Conference on National Affairs (CONA) is now open. High school students from any YG program section are invited to apply to represent Texas at this national conference, to take place July 1st-6th, 2017.

Each year, Youth and Government delegates from over 40 U.S. states convene in North Carolina at the YMCA’s Blue Ridge Assembly to debate proposals pertaining to issues of national or international importance. Texas is honored to bring a delegation of 25 outstanding high school students each year, selected from all over the state. CONA provides our Texas YG students an excellent opportunity to propose and debate solutions to relevant world problems alongside understanding, interested young people from all over the country, furthering our mission to help teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation.

More information about CONA can be found on the CONA website and on our Conferences page. Additionally, check out the Resource Portal for the 2017 CONA Key Dates timeline under the “Conferences” tab.

The application to represent Texas at CONA 2017 is due by Friday, March 17th, 2017. Adult recommendation letters for applicants are due no later than Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Apply now! Email your District Director or the State Director with any questions.