Registered delegates will use these resources to prepare for the conference!
All program areas have pre-conference work that is due into your regy account by 11/15/2023. Fillable PDF's are located in your regy account. The documents below will help you complete those assigned materials. Delegation Directors will be able to approve your materials or return them back to your for further review. NO program materials will be accepted after the 11/15/23, meaning no late bills or proposals may be brought to the conference. If you are having issues with your regy account, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our conference based app is to be used throughout the entire conference season. All delegates with a mobile device or tablet are encourage to download the YAPP upon registration.
Within the YAPP, you will find:
Below you will find program area packets to support your conference preparation.
The legislature at Youth in Government consists of six different bodies. Humphrey House and Smith Senate, as well as Myers House and Spear Senate, are part of our Hotel Legislature and available for 9th and 10th graders. Our Capitol Legislature includes Sanford House and Knutson Senate, is for 11th and 12th graders.
Prior to YIG, students have the opportunity to write a bill about a state issue that is important to them. At the conference, they can debate their bill and get it all the way to the Youth—or Youth Lieutenant—Governor, one of the highest honors in Youth in Government.
There are four options for students wishing to learn more about the courts system: Trial Court for 9th & 10th grade participants, Court of Appeals for 9th & 10th grade participants, District Court is available for those in 11th & 12th grade, and Supreme Court remains an option for folks in grades 11th & 12th grade.
All delegates participating in courts must register with a partner. If you do not have a partner at your school, you will be paired with a student from another delegation. Court spaces are limited and generally fill up by priority deadline - so if you want to be involved in the courts, register by 10/17 for your best chance!
Check here to find your case assignment and your partner. These assignments are updated regularly. Check in with your youth officers or your Delegation Director if you have any questions.
Delegates in grades 10-12 in National Issues Forum (NIF) have an opportunity that is unique in Youth in Government: they get to debate important and critical national issues with their peers in a forum that is extremely conducive to productive debate. Prior to the conference, delegates prepare a proposal on a topic that they find to be relevant to current events. At Youth in Government, they debate their proposals and can potentially get voted all the way into the top-tier plenary session.
Cabinet members represent the Youth Governor (Senior Cabinet) or the Youth Lieutenant Governor (Junior Cabinet) in committee and they help to progress the executive agenda by speaking in favor or against certain pieces of legislation. They work very closely with the Youth Governor and Youth Lt. Governor and their offices. These positions are Appointed Officials.
At Youth in Government, Lobbyists represent over 50 different organizations and corporations and speak on legislation while it's in committee. Once a bill has moved beyond committee, Lobbyists work with legislators in the Houses and Senates to progress their clients' agendas.
Lobbyist positions are made by appointment. Delegates can apply to be appointed as a Lobbyist if they will be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade the following year.
Lobbyist Client List - Use this to find out what client you are representing
Leadership Corps serves all 8th grade delegates as an introduction to Youth in Government and all the program choice possibilities. Delegates spend the weekend creating bills, arguing court cases, writing media articles, and visiting all the program areas in order to get the best first year Youth in Government experience.
Use the links below to file for leadership roles for the 2025 Youth in Government Conference. ***All links will be updated in August 2023***
All links are also available on the YAPP.
2024 Governor Brady Sternberg
2024 Lt. Governor Ethan Zhao
2024 Secretary of State Arjun Kunhiraman
2024 Speaker of Sanford House Pranav Venkit
2024 President of Knutson Senate Grayson Tix
2024 President of Spear Senate Anja Erickson
2024 Speaker of Humphrey House Kate Dean
2024 President of Smith Senate Ankit Mukhopadhyay
2024 Speaker of Myers House Esha Vibhakar
2024 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sreya Subramanian
2024 Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Kale Holst
2024 Chief Judge of the District Court Saisree Dhavilesarapu
2024 Chief Judge of the Trial Court Jenevieve Behnke
2024 Lobbyist Director Miles Martig
2024 National Issues Forum Presiding Officer Nathan Lee
2024 Media Director Lila Wallin
2024 Steering Committee Chair Zali Akiba
2024 Steering Committee Vice Chair TBD *August 2023
C1 | Statewide Officer Filing
Delegates who wished to run for a Statewide Elected Officer position (Governor/Lt. Governor and Secretary of State) must have completed this online application by TBD**. Late applications are not accepted.
2025 Candidates: Governor & Lt. Governor
2025 Candidates: Secretary of State
C2 | Program Area Officer Filing
Delegates who wish to run for a Program Area Elected Officer Position (Speakers, Presidents, Judges, Lobbyist Director, NIF Presiding Officer, or Media) must complete this online form by 11:59am on Friday during the Youth in Government conference.
B1 | Appointed Official Filing
Delegates who wish to apply to be an Appointed Official for Youth in Government 2025 need to complete this online application by 11:59pm on January 19th.
Chief of Staff
Deputy SOS – Legislature
Chief Presiding Justice
Manager (TV, Radio, Newspaper, or Digital)
Supervise and direct team members; ensure that media area meets goals
Speak and write clearly, ability to approach people to request info, conduct interviews, write stories, meet deadlines. Use good grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Present on camera or in audio format
Shoot news stories, edit stories for broadcast
Edits all packages from reporters/videographers into the master show
Host TV broadcast, write stories, help Station Manager determine story order
Write, shoot and edit closing session video, conduct interviews
Edits all packages from reporters/videographers into the master broadcast
Work quickly, attentive to detail
Use correct grammar and spelling, use style guides, work with others to craft their writing and adhere to media standards
Digital Team Member
Write and post clearly, adhere to media standards, assist manager in running all digital platforms