Youth Governors Conference

Conference Information

Dates: June 11-16, 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Contact: Greg Rudder

Registration Due: May 17, 2019
Online Registration Form


Alumni Reception

Friday June 14th
5:30 – 7:00 PM | Anthony Bowen YMCA
1325 W St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Online Reception Registration


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.


Conference Registration

Registration for the Youth Governors Conference opens each spring. Registration is only open to the Youth Governor or other statewide elected position designated by each respective state program:

2019 Conference Registration Form


Youth and Government Alumni Reception

During the Youth Governors Conference, we are excited to welcome Youth and Government alumni to join us for our Alumni Reception, where we’ll recognize our Distinguished Service Award winner and hear from special guests to talk about their Youth and Government and public service experiences.

This year’s Youth and Government Alumni Reception will take place on Friday, June 14th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at the Anthony Bowen YMCA in Washington, DC. Alumni and friends/supporters of Youth and Government are welcome to attend, and can register using the link below:

Alumni Reception Registration Form


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