State YMCA of Georgia

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Junior Youth Assembly is a three-day learning opportunity for middle school students, grades 6-8, designed to give participants an experience in the operation of Georgia's State Government. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Students are given an opportunity to discuss current state issues with state administrators.

Volunteers, along with State YMCA staff, help guide the students through mock committee meetings and legislative procedures. Students debate and vote on bills that their fellow delegates have written and presented. Bills that pass in committee are then taken to the floor of the House or Senate for full debate and vote.

Conference Information

JYA Registration Checklist

JYA Tentative Schedule

2015 (39th) JYA Bill Book

Writing Your Bill / Group Preparation / How a Bill becomes a Law

PowerPoint on getting JYA group prepared, Writing a Bill, and How a Bill becomes a Law

Advisor/Teacher Group Preparation Step by Step

How to Write a Bill

YouTube Video on How to Prepare for Junior Youth Assembly

YouTube Video on How to write a Bill for Junior Youth Assembly


JYA Needed Forms/Information:

Medical Release form (for all adults and students)

Restaurant Listing

Scholarship Application

Social Media Contact Information

Individual Student/Adult Participation Form*

*note, info collected via these individual forms will later be compiled into delegation registration form.

Delegation Registration Form

2015 JYA Important Information:

Sunday-Tuesday, November 1-3, 2015

Ramada Plaza Downtown Hotel Capitol Park


Regular Registration by Wednesday, September 30th $285 per student

(two nights lodging, three meals, conference t-shirt, program costs)

Late Registration beginning Thursday, October 1st: $300 per student

Adults: $175 (Double Occupancy), $300 (private room)

*Students attending from a school, not affiliated may be charged an additional affiliation fee.


Scholarships: Wednesday, September 16th (form can be found under forms on the home page)

Regular Registration: ends Wednesday, September 30th

Bills Due: Wednesday, October 14th

Late Registration: begins Thursday, October 1st


Future Conference Dates/Locations

Year Dates Location
2016 Nov. 6-8 (Sun-Tues) Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
2017 Nov. 5-7 (Sun-Tues) Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
2018 Nov. 4-6 (Sun-Tues) Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown