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Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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 Information

    JYA Registration Checklist  (coming soon)

    What you need to know as a Representative/Senator

    JYA Committee Chair Information

    JYA Tentative Schedule (coming soon)

Writing Your Bill

    Bill Writing Workshop--Powerpoint

    How to Write a Bill

2013 JYA Important Information:

Sunday-Tuesday, November 3-5, 2013

Atlanta Hyatt Regency (Downtown)


Regular Registration by Wednesday, October 2nd $250 per student

(two nights lodging, one meal, program costs)

Late Registration beginning Thursday, October 4th: $265 per student

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

NOTE: An "affiliation fee" will be added to all non-"Y" Club member student registrations.


Scholarships: Wednesday, September 18th (form can be found under forms on the home page)

Regular Registration: ends Wednesday, October 2nd

Bills Due: Wednesday, October 2nd

Late Registration: begins Thursday, October 3rd