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.
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
2014 JYA Important Information:
Sunday-Tuesday, November 2-4, 2014
Hotel Capitol Park (Downtown)
Regular Registration by Wednesday, October 1st $275 per student
(two nights lodging, three meals, conference t-shirt, program costs)
Late Registration beginning Thursday, October 2nd: $285 per student
Adults: $150 (Double Occupancy), $275 (private room)
NOTE: Those "Y" Club members attending from schools having paid an affiliation fee will receive a $10.00 member discount.
Scholarships: Wednesday, September 24th (form can be found under forms on the home page)
Regular Registration: ends Wednesday, October 1st
Bills Due: Wednesday, October 1st
Late Registration: begins Thursday, October 2nd