Youth and Government

   State Director

   Jamie Nelson



  Register here for the 2017 High School State Conference!

   April 29th from 9AM-5PM

   Utah State Capitol Building


From issues surrounding neighborhood sidewalks to the national healthcare debate, in Youth and Government teens discuss alternatives and solutions to some of the largest issues facing community well being in our state and nation. By nurturing innovation, fostering a sense of responsibility and building leadership skills, we ensure our future leaders will be active and engaged leaders. 

Students in Youth and Government Programs learn public speaking, writing, and debate skills. Youth and Government not only teaches teens how to write and pass a bill but engages them in the community and provides them with the opportunity to address community needs.

About Utah's Youth and Government Program 
Teachers and Administrators
Students and Parents


2016-2017 School Year Schedule

Jr. High Timeline

September: Clubs Begin
October: State Capitol Preview 
November/December: One Day State Conference in Salt Lake City

High School Timeline

January: Clubs Begin
February: Legislative Day
March: Pre-Conference Training
April: State Conference in Salt Lake City
April 1st: Applications for The Conference on National Affairs Due

Annual State Legislative Conferences

Jr. High School Fall Conference: Registration opens November 1st

Location: Utah State Capitol Complex
Date: TBA
Full Cost: $15 

High School Spring Conference: Registration opens March 1st

Location: Utah State Capitol Complex
Dates: April 29th
Full Cost: Free

Financial Assistance

We realize that individuals and families have differing abilities to pay. Students who are unable to pay for the full cost of the conference are encouraged to apply for a conference scholarship after completing their conference registration.