State YMCA of Georgia

  • Our students learn authentic leadership.

    Our students learn authentic leadership.

    Our 2019 Oglethorpe Conference Youth Governor, Haseeb Khalid, pictured with another student and Governor-Elect Brian Kemp.
  • Junior Youth Assembly

    Junior Youth Assembly

    Middle school students from around Georgia will take on the role of State Representatives and Senators in this three-day model legislature.

    The conference is held in Atlanta on November 17-19, 2019 (Sun-Tues).

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  • Youth Assembly

    Youth Assembly

    Democracy must be learned by each generation!

    Join high school students from all across the state as they converge on the Georgia Capitol to run state government in this model legislature. Students can serve as legislators, lobbyists, members of the press, members of the judiciary, or as an officer.

    High School Conferences:
    Oglethorpe- November 3-5, 2019
    Carter- November 17-19, 2019
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  • Georgia United Nations Assembly

    Georgia United Nations Assembly

    Experience global democracy without leaving Georgia! At GUNA, students will represent one of the UN Member Nations and navigate complex situations through thoughtful dialogue and meaningful debate.
    March1-3, 2019 (Fri-Sun)

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"The State YMCA of Georgia provides programs and opportunities for our youth which promote self-esteem, leadership skills and moral and civic responsibility."

Who We Are The State YMCA of Georgia is part of a nationwide YMCA teen leadership initiative, active in nearly 40 states. Since 1929, our organization has provided teens with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience democracy. State YMCA of Georgia programs consist of our Youth and Government model legislature, "Y" Clubs, as well as our many teen leadership initiatives. Most of our participants come from public and private schools from across the state that have a participating "Y" Club. There are several components that make up our teen programs, including:

  • Youth Assembly (High School) and Junior (Middle School) Youth Assembly
  • Georgia United Nations Assembly
  • Washington Seminar
  • YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs
  • "Y" Clubs
  • Youth Training Conference
  • Civic Youth Day
  • Christian Life Conference

Students can participate in one or all of our teen programs and register through their local schools.


The State YMCA is a private, 501c3 not-for-profit agency operated under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), through the State YMCA office in Cartersville, GA. The Chief Executive Officer is assisted by a staff consisting of a Vice President, State Program Director, Program Coordinators , an Executive Assistant/Accounts Coordinator, volunteers, and "Y" Club Advisors.

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