Youth Governors Conference

Conference Information

Dates: June 11-16, 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Contact: Greg Rudder


National Programs

Conference on National Affairs
National Judicial Competition
Youth Advocate Program
Youth Governors Conference

Conference Overview

First held in 1949 and then held each year since 1962, the YMCA Youth Governors Conference brings together students who serve as the lead Presiding Officer for their respective YMCA Youth and Government state programs. In most states, this role belongs to our YMCA Youth Governors, and also includes the Youth Mayor in Washington, DC and the Youth Secretaries General in several of our Model UN programs.

The conference is held each June in Washington, DC, offering participants the opportunity to develop their skills as servant leaders during a week-long immersive, collaborative and educational experience.


Collegiate Volunteer Staff

In addition to our planning committee staff, the Youth Governors Conference also selects a group of Collegiate Staff to volunteer at the conference each year.

If you are interested in applying to join the Collegiate Staff for our 2019 Conference, please click on the link below and complete the application by Sunday, February 3:

YGC Collegiate Staff Application


Distinguished Service Award Nominations

Each year at the Youth Governors Conference, the YMCA Youth and Government program presents our Distinguished Service Award to an alumni or volunteer serving one or more of our state and national programs. Nominations for our 2019 award can be submitted using the form below:

Award Nomination Form