Selma YMCA calls a meeting from which the Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature is born.
First Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature meets at the State Capitol, in Montgomery. The first Session features only a unicameral body.
Julie Griffen, of Columbus, is elected Speaker of the House, thereby becoming the first elected female officer of Youth Legislature.
Alabama Youth Legislator Michal Hart Hillman proposes a National Youth Congress and what will become the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs is born.
Vice-President Spiro Agnew makes the keynote speech for the 25th Anniversary at Garrett Coliseum.
Marti Pearson, of Huntsville, receives the first Betty Carr Award for dedication to the program.
Youth Judicial Program begins.
First Youth Governor elected to serve for a full year, rather than just during the Session.
“Y Witness News”, a television program run by Youth Legislature delegates, airs, beginning on Montgomery NBC affiliate WSFA-TV.
Separate program for first-year delegates begins.
Judith Fulcher, of Huntsville, receives the first Bill Barringer Scholarship.
Youth Judicial separates from the Youth Legislature program.
Nathan Ballard, of Auburn, becomes the first delegate elected Youth Legislature Governor on a write-in vote.
Lobbyist program begins.
Supreme Court returns to Youth Legislature. Justices begin ruling on constitutionality of legislation.
Nancy King Dennis receives the first Meritorious Service Award for adult service to Youth Legislature.
Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature holds nation’s first Special Session. The Special Session was called by Youth Legislature Governor Turner Inscoe, of Montgomery, to consider education reform legislation.
Youth Legislature Election Commission begins to oversee campaigns. A representative from every district under the leadership of the Youth Secretary of State, audits campaign expense reports and investigates complaints and inquiries about election procedures.
Conceived and created in 1995, the first Collegiate Legislature meets.
Youth Legislature Electoral College Delegates elect separate Supreme Court to serve during Youth Legislature.
Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature celebrates its 60th Anniversary.