What is the Youth Summit?The Youth Summit is a one-day preconference that trains all participants in bill writing, parliamentary procedure, mock trial, and press corps.
Through hands-on, experiential learning, students learn:

  • Public policy through bill writing
  • Structured debate
  • Court proceedings
  • Journal writing and interview skills

Student delegates will participate in a mock bill debate, which gives them a better understanding of what takes place at the Legislative Weekend conference. They will also learn about leadership roles they can volunteer for and how to run for elected office!

Register here by September 29.

When does the Youth Summit take place?

The Youth Summit takes place each fall.  Youth Summit for the 2023-2024 program year is Friday, October 6, 2023 from 10am-1:00pm

Where does the Youth Summit take place?

The Youth Summit takes place at One Judiciary Square located at 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Who participates in the Youth Summit?

The Youth Summit is open to all high school students (9-12 grades) in the metropolitan Washington area who are members of a local YMCA DC Youth & Government delegation or a civics/history class.

How can I get involved?

In order to attend the Youth Summit conference, you must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or teacher or through a school delegation. Don’t know where the closest delegation is located? Contact the Program Staff for a full list of delegations.

Register here by September 29.