As the Y works to engage young people as active contributors and stakeholders in our organization and their communities around the country, our virtual National Youth Assembly serves as a platform for youth conversations across the nation.
Hosted by our YMCA Youth Governors and facilitated by youth leaders from around the country, our assembly sessions are youth-led discussions on themes that explore the personal/leadership development, challenges, and influence of young people.
During each of our three sessions – held during the fall, winter, and spring of each school year – you’ll have the chance to meet and network with peers from a diverse array of communities, and share your experiences and perspectives on a wide variety of topics.
“Rethinking Our Narrative”
September 14th, 2021 | 7:00pm-8:30pm ET
“Pathways to Youth Governance”
February 1, 2022* | 7:00pm-8:30pm ET *New Date
April 12th, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:30pm ET
Register to attend the National Youth Assembly using the link below. There is no fee to participate, and your registration includes all three sessions (fall, winter, and spring):
If you have any issues with your registration or cannot find the link to join the Assembly, please submit your registration again or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each session of the National Youth Assembly will have a different theme, but follow a similar structure and agenda:
Hosts for each of our National Youth Assembly sessions will be announced on this page as they are finalized:
Youth Mayor Jihyeok Chang (CA)
Youth Governor Kemper Cole (DE)
Youth Governor Emma Macaluso (MI)
Youth Governor Aishwarya Swamidurai (OK)
Youth Governor Mason Hill (MD)
Youth Governor Sidd Siddiqui (TN)
Youth Governor Sam Kaplan-Pettus (CA)
Youth Governor Mandeep Kaleka (WI)
In addition to our hosts, student facilitators will lead each of our breakout discussions. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please sign-up using the form below:
We’ll reach out before each session to coordinate with facilitators and provide the resources you’ll need for your breakout groups.