Register by January 28 here for $300 discount.

What is Legislative Weekend?

Legislative Weekend is a two-day conference that takes place March 29-30, 2024, and is the culminating event of the year! Throughout the conference, students use the skills they have learned in delegation meetings and at the Youth Summit. Delegates spend Friday and Saturday presenting and debating one another’s bills. Delegates in the Press Corps cover the conference, write articles, and publish conference newspapers. Delegates also campaign for office and vote for new officers. On Friday night, students travel to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for Teen Night. Teen Night includes dancing, karaoke, coloring books, and board games. Conference attendees spend the night in a hotel on Friday night. On Saturday night, delegates attend the YMCA Youth Mayor’s Banquet. During the banquet, students celebrate their hard work and receive awards.

When does Legislative Weekend take place?

Legislative Weekend takes place each spring on a Friday and Saturday usually in late March. This year, Legislative Weekend is March 29-30, 2024.

Where does Legislative Weekend take place?

Legislative Weekend takes place during the day at One Judiciary Square located at 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Students participate in a Teen Night on Friday night at the Hyatt Regency 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Who participates in Legislative Weekend? How much does it cost?

Legislative Weekend is open to all high school students (9-12 grades) and 7th and 8th graders in the metropolitan Washington area who are members of a local YMCA DC Youth & Government delegation. It is highly recommended that you attend the Youth Summit prior to attending Legislative Weekend, host weekly delegation meetings, or attend weekly teen Student Advisory Board meetings the Bowen Y off W St.

The event costs $35/student for those who register by January 28; the price to participate increases to $60 from January 29 to February 16th. Registration closes March 1st. Any student needing financial assistance should reach out to the Program Director and/or their teacher for help.

How can I get involved?!

In order to attend the Legislative Weekend conference, you must join a YMCA DC Youth & Government delegation at your school, participating community organization, or at your local YMCA.