Each program cycle, Texas Youth and Government students elect ten high school officers and three middle school officers to provide youth leadership. The YMCA requires all candidates running for these positions to adhere to the Y core values: caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. Additional guidance about candidate criteria and the election process can be found underneath the toggle below.

Candidate Applications are now open! Click the button below to start your application!

Candidate Application

Remember that no candidate can begin campaigning before October 7th. All candidates must be approved and must complete Candidate Training before they begin campaigning. Email State Director – Missy Garcia at [email protected] to receive the candidate training.

Applications are due before your District Conference, contact your Club Advisor or District Director for the specific data. READ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BEING A CANDIDATE BY READING THE CANDIDATE MANUEL BELOW.