Changemaker Convention 1
July 12-17, 2020
Changemaker Convention 2
August 23-28, 2020
Convention Intent Form
Interested states should complete the intent form by October 15th
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Opens Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Convention Fee: $1,250.00
Includes Lodging, Meals, and Activities/Materials
College Credit: $999.00 (Optional)
Three (3) college credits in Political Science from Reinhardt University.
In July and August of 2020, YMCA Youth and Government will host Youth Changemaker Conventions in Madison/Milwaukee, WI and Charlotte, NC to coincide with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions taking place in each city:
These non-partisan youth-led conventions will provide students from across the country with the opportunity to work together on building a youth-led platform for the future of the country while engaging with local, state, and national political figures and experts as they take part in their respective conventions.
Youth participants will arrive on the Sunday prior to the start of each respective convention (July 12th or August 23rd), and depart on Friday morning following the conclusion of the convention (July 17th or August 28th).
Over the course of the week, participants will take part in a variety of workshops and trainings, service projects, a model convention process, hear from public officials, political experts, and media, and attend/experience components of their respective conventions.
Programming on the agenda for each convention may include, but is not limited to:
Registration for both conventions will open in the fall of 2019. Spaces for each convention will be limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible.
If you want to be notified when the registration form opens, please add your name and email to our Changemaker Convention Email List.
The Convention Fee is $1,250, which include lodging, meals, programming, and activities – the only cost not included in your fee will be transportation to and from Wisconsin or North Carolina. For groups bringing 10 or more students, 1 adult registration is complimentary for every 10 students in your group.
We are partnering with Reinhardt University, a fully regionally accredited University, to offer participants an opportunity to earn three (3) hours of college credit in Political Science. The fee for this optional credit opportunity is $999.00.
Students taking advantage of this opportunity will participate in pre-event online modules, readings, and discussions and submit a post-event project.
Have questions about participating? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions: