Who Can Participate?

High School and Middle School students grades 6-12. Middle school delegates will be paired with returning student delegates.

Program Highlights

  • Meet other students from across the Commonwealth and the country
  • Discuss issues of local, state, national, and international importance
  • Connect with real-life state officials and community leaders
  • Exercise leadership and public speaking skills that can be used for life
  • Develop skills and experience that enriches college resumes and applications

Youth in Government Opportunities

  • 3 Full Day Pre-Legislative Sessions with Learning Labs
  • Annual “Buddy-Up” Overnight
  • 3 Day Annual Conference at \ Massachusetts State House and Omni Parker House Hotel
    Governor’s Ball
  • Conference on National Affairs (application/selection process to attend)


For details on how your teen or school can get involved or start a delegation, contact Dan Berry, Executive Director, Emilson, YMCA (781) 829-8585 ext. 8223. Or, complete the form below for more information:

Sponsor a Youth in Government Conference Delegate

To support a Massachusetts Youth & Government Delegate at the annual Conference, please complete and return our Delegate Sponsorship form.