YMCA Youth Legislature is a national YMCA program for high school students that prepares them for moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Groups form locally at schools, YMCAs, or through other organizations.
District Meetings are held in December each year to elect Officers for the coming session and nominate Officers for the next year’s program.
Youth Legislature is held in Montgomery. Sessions are held at the Alabama State Capitol, State House, Judicial Building, and local hotels.
Youth Legislature 2018: February 23-25
1) Not all who apply will be accepted in the Media Program.
2) Limit of 4 Media Members per club/school
Apply for Lobbyist
1) Not all who apply will be accepted in the Lobbyist Program
2) Lobbyist Program Limited to 16 members
2) Limit of 4 Lobbyists per club/school
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:
Conf. Fee $230 if paid by December 13– also Deadline for Financial Assistance Applications
Conf. Fee $245 if paid by January 11- also Online Registration Closes
Conf. Fee $260 if paid after January 11
District Meetings (no cost):
District 1 Meeting (North Alabama) December 10 – 2PM Birmingham – Mountain Brook High School
District 2 Meeting (Wiregrass) December 2- 9:30 AM Carroll High School – Ozark
District 3 Meeting (Central) December 3 – 2PM Montgomery – LAMP High School
District 4 Meeting (Gulf Coast) December 10 – 2PM Mobile – Davidson HS
Youth Legislature Officer Training
January 26-27(Arrive by 6:30 PM Friday, Depart by 11:30 AM Saturday)
Embassy Suites, Montgomery Cost: $50 (due at event)
All Officers, Lobbyist, Media, Committee Chairs, and Governor’s Cabinet are required to attend.
We’re looking for volunteers to help the weekend of the conference. If you’re interested in being a volunteer for this year’s conference please fill out the form below.
Volunteer for Youth Leg
Conference registration fees include Lunch and Supper Friday and Lunch on Saturday. Conference T-Shirts will also be given to all participants who register at least 3 weeks before the start of the conference.There is a Lost Occupancy Fee charged to delegations for any delegate hotel rooms that have less than 4 students of $60 per empty slot. Adult Private rooms are an additional $120.
Mail payments and forms to: ALYIG – 850 South Lawrence Street – Montgomery, AL 36104
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR YMCA CONFERENCES
Delegations who have cancellations can substitute however there may be additional fees. After rooming lists have been submitted substitutions must be the same gender and role (Adult, Delegate, etc.).
Request received more than…
60 days prior: 95% Refund
45 days prior: 75% Refund
30 days prior: 50% Refund
15 days prior: 25% Refund
Less than 15 days: No Refund
- High School Students (grades 9-12)
- YMCA Staff and Teacher Advisors