JUNIOR YOUTH ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
The virtual Junior Youth Assembly is a five-day learning opportunity for middle school students, grades 6-8, designed to give participants an experience in the operation of Georgia's State Government (legislative branch). Legislators meet in committees (virtual) and in the House and Senate chambers (virtual) to debate legislation. Students are given an opportunity to discuss current state issues with fellow participants via this virtual platform.
Volunteers, along with GCCE 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.