Youth & Government

Shape Your Future: Join us for an Exciting Civic Experience

Arizona Youth and Government is a dynamic program dedicated to empowering young leaders and promoting civic engagement among Arizona’s youth. Through hands-on activities, debates, and mock legislative sessions, participants will develop essential leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of our democratic process. We believe “democracy should be learned by each generation.”

Key Program Highlights

  • Participate in mock legislative sessions and learn how laws are created.
  • Engage in spirited debates and hone your public speaking skills.
  • Take on an exciting conference role – Legislator, Middle School Assembly Member, Court Member, Press Corps, Page, or Lobbyist! Develop valuable skills for the future.
  • Network with like-minded peers who share your passion for civic engagement.
  • Gain a better understanding of our government and make a real impact!

Who Can Participate

  • Middle and high school students, grades 6 through 12, are eligible to participate in the program.
  • No prior experience in government or politics is required.

Important Dates

Delegation Meetings: Thursdays, between 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., August 24th – November 16th, 2023.

Location: James Family Prescott YMCA, 750 Whipple Street, Prescott.

Pre-Legislative Training Conference: Saturday, November 4th, 2023.

Conference: Takes place at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, December 1st – 3rd, 2023. Officer training takes place on November 30th, 2023.


To secure your spot, register by September 15th, 2023. Space is limited, please register today.

For registration and inquiries, please email
Join Arizona Youth and Government to shape your future as a leader and make a difference in your community.

The registration fee is $400. Use promo code YAG76 during the registration process and receive a $350 discount. Register on-line at

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