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
2013 JYA Important Information:
Sunday-Tuesday, November 3-5, 2013
Atlanta Hyatt Regency (Downtown)
Early Bird Registration by Wednesday, October 2nd $250 per student
(two nights lodging, one meal, program costs)
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)
Early Bird Registration: ends Wednesday, October 2nd
Bills Due: Wednesday, October 2nd
Normal Registration: begins Thursday, October 3rd