Junior Youth Legislature
Friday, January 26, 2024
The Alabama YMCA Junior Youth Legislature is in its 32nd year and it is designed specifically for Jr. High students (grades 7 & 8) who show an interest in the government process. It is designed to prepare a selected group of young people for moral and political leadership in the American Democratic Process by providing guidance, training and experience in the theory and practice of determining public policy. It also provides a fellowship that makes for an understanding of other people’s problems, to help accept defeat without discouragement and to stimulate tolerance towards another’s point of view.
During this event, students from throughout Alabama will have hands on experience with writing and debating bills. They will have workshops on parliamentary procedure and how to write a bill so the mock sessions will be a model legislative program.
Registration form and payment may be returned to your school advisor or: ALYIG Jr. Leg – 850 South Lawrence Street – Montgomery, AL 36104
Delegates can be picked up anytime between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm. Lunch will be provided on site.
8:00-8:45 a.m. Check In/Drop Off
9:00-11:20 a.m. Session One
Bill Writing Workshops
11:30–12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30–3:45 p.m. Session Two
4:00–4:15 Awards Ceremony
4:15 p.m. Adjourn
4:30 p.m. Pick Up – Cramton Bowl Multiplex Parking Lot
The Dress Code is Business Professional Dress.
Bill Writing Workshop
The Bill Writing workshop will teach each youth how to write a bill, how to develop a good bill topic and how to make amendments.
Parliamentary Procedure Workshop
The Parliamentary Procedure workshop will teach each youth how a bill becomes a law and we will hold several “mock sessions”. During this time, everyone will learn all about the offices they can run for and they will get to petition for this office, if desired. The offices available will be Presiding Officer, Pro-Temp, Floor Leader, Assistant Floor Leader, Reading Clerk and Chaplain.
Conference Fee $30