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)
*Previous Year's book, current year will be added as the conference approaches.
Writing Your Bill
Bill Writing Workshop--Powerpoint
How to Write a Bill
2015 JYA Important Information:
Sunday-Tuesday, November 1-3, 2015
Hotel Capitol Park (Downtown)
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