State YMCA of Georgia

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What is Junior Youth Assembly?

Conference Dates & Conference Flyer

Conference Costs

Conference Deadlines

Helpful Conference Links & Information

Writing a Bill, Group Preparation, & How a Bill becomes law

Needed Conference Forms

WHAT IS JUNIOR YOUTH ASSEMBLY?

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 DATES & CONFERENCE FLYER:

2019 JYA DATES:  November 17-19, 2019 (Sunday-Tuesday) held @ an Atlanta area Hotel : 2019 JYA Conference Flyer

*Deadline for the State YMCA HQ to receive checks POSTMARKED in order for groups to qualify for free conference t-shirts will be Friday October 11th, 2019.  There are no exceptions, if the money is not received postmarked by or before this date and if the group did not register by the deadline, the group will not qualify for this incentive.

CONFERENCE COSTS:

Regular Registration received by Wednesday, October 2nd: $330 per student (two nights lodging, two meals, conference t-shirt*, program costs)  *If registered and money received by deadlines.  The payment deadline for in full payment for those registered to qualify for free conference t-shirts is October 11th, 2019. This benefit also applies to chartered/affiliated schools only.

Late Registration beginning Thursday, October 3rd: $345 per student ($15 per registrant, including adults)

Adults: $225 (Double Occupancy - 2 adults sharing a room with 2 beds), $350 (private room - may be king room, or 2 beds depending on availability)  $240 or $365 depending on rooming preference if registering after the deadline.

NOTE: Those participants attending from a school not currently affiliated will receive an additional charge.  *Typically an additional $15 per student charge.

Some schools attending may not fill rooms, but choose to pay extra so students do not room with delegates from a different schoool.  Rooming prices per student in this case are as follows:

  •          4 students to a room - $330.00
  •          3 students to a room - $365.00
  •          2 students to a room - $390.00
  •          1 student alone in a room is not an option as this is a liability.

 

CONFERENCE DEADLINES:

  • Scholarships: Friday, September 13th (a form can be found under forms on the home page)
  • Regular Registration: ends Wednesday, October 2nd
  • Bills Due: Friday, October, 4th
  • Late Registration: begins Thursday, October 3rd

 

HELPFUL CONFERENCE LINKS/CONFERENCE INFORMATION: (if previous years info, current year will be updated ASAP)


WRITING A BILL, GROUP PREP, & HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW:

JYA NEEDED FORMS: