Arkansas

State Director

Amanda Funderburg
University of Arkansas
amanda@ymcayag.org

 

Dates & Deadlines

State Assembly:

April 24th-26th

Program Overview

Arkansas YMCA Youth and Government is excited to host our second annual State Assembly, hosted by the Campus YMCA at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

Arkansas YMCA Youth and Government serves students 9th-12th grade across Arkansas. We provide numerous civic engagement activities and the oppurtunity to learn about issues facing students.

Interested in bringing a delegation to Arkansas YMCA Youth and Government? Email Amanda Funderburg at amanda@ymcayag.org.

 

Program Information

If you are interested in joining Arkansas YMCA Youth and Government, please fill out this interest form.

 

State Assembly Information

The State Assembly will be April 24th-26th in Fayetteville, AR.  Student participants will have the opportunity to serve in the House of Representatives, the Senate, or the Social Media program. Additionally, for students looking to serve in a leadership position,  there will opportunities in both legislative chambers and in the social media program.

To attend this year’s Assembly, please register at the link below (works for both Students & Adult Chaperones):

2020 State Assembly Registration (Click Here)

Student Participants will also need to download, print, and sign the Student and Safety Code of Conduct.

This year’s program fee is $35, which can be paid by check. Checks should be made out to “Campus Y at the University of Arkansas.”

 

Assembly Presiding Officers

Youth Governor: Jack Hertzberg, Shiloh Christian High School
Speaker of the House: Breanna Mapes, Shiloh Christian High School
President Pro Tempore of the Senate: Cooper Young, Shiloh Christian High School
Attorney General: Muskaan Arshad, Bentonville West High School
Secretary of State: Eli Schulz, Shiloh Christian High School

 

Assembly Agenda

Our tentative Assembly Agenda (subject to changes in space availability), is as follows:

Friday (optional)

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM                       Check-in & Arrival
6:15 AM  –  6:30 PM                       Ice-Breakers
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM                       Bill Presentation Practice
7:30 PM   –  8:00 PM                     Evening Closing

Saturday
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM                    Check-in & Arrival
10:00 AM- 10:30 AM                    Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM                   Committees
11:45 AM   – 12:30 PM                   Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM                      Elected Official Panel
1:45   PM-    2:00 PM                    Break
2:00  PM–   3:00 PM                    Service Project
3:00  PM   – 4:30 PM                    General Session
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM                      Closing

Sunday
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM                       Check-in & Arrival
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM                        General Session
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                         Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM   –  3:00 PM                         General Session
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                           Candidate Q&A and Elections
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                           Closing Ceremony

 

Online Bill Submission

All student serving as Youth Senators or Youth Representatives have the option research and write a bill on a state issue they believe is important to Arkansas.

Students writing bills should follow the Arkansas YMCA YAG Bill Template when writing legislation. Bills, using this template, must be submitted via email to amanda@ymcayag.org.