The National Judicial Competition (NJC), Conference on National Affairs (CONA), and National Advocacy Days (NAD) bring together Youth and Government participants from around the country. At NJC, Judicial participants face off in mock trial and appellate competitions. CONA involves researching an issue of national and/or international concern, organizing the information gained into a creative proposal describing a solution to the issue, and engaging in intensive discussion and debate about proposals with understanding young people from other states. Through NAD, Texas Youth and Government students visit Washington, D.C., and work with Y staff to advocate on behalf of the Y’s agenda: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Texas Youth and Government also connects its Youth Governor to Youth Governors across the country during the annual Youth Governors’ Conference. For more information about these opportunities, visit each of our National Conferences tab.