Frequently Asked Questions

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What is YAG?

Youth and Government (YAG) is a program meant to simulate the NJ government and grow an interest in civic engagement within students.

When/what is pre-leg?

The pre-Legislative session (pre-leg) is on March 1, 2020 and Monroe High School. This session is used as a way to get delegates ready for conference with parliamentary procedure review and bill revision.

When is conference?

Conference will be April 3-5, 2020 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. For specific travel details ask your delegation advisor.

What is the CE Scholarship?

Cost should never be the reason why you can’t attend conference. If you have any financial barrier that could prevent you from attending conference please email Corrien Elmore-Stratton at c.elmore-stratton@philaymca.org where all issues will be handled confidentially and professionally.

What are the different committees?

Legislative, Judicial, Lobby Corps, ERC, Press, and Junior Legislators. For more specific details on each committee, go here!

What do I wear to conference?

All delegates must be in business attire, but don’t forget to bring casual clothes for the dance! For the specific dress code go here!

What do I pack?

Remember that this is an overnight trip so you need to pack accordingly. A basic list can be found here, but we also recommend things like reusable water bottles and items for the service drive!

How do I submit my bill/assignment?

Go to https://njyag-bills.ymcace.org/ and make sure you have an account. There you can upload your bill/assignment. If you have any problems with the site, contact your committee officer and your delegation advisor for help.

What is the service drive?

This year our service drive is in partner with The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey to collect socks at our upcoming conference. For more about this and past service drives, go here.

What are the four core values of the YMCA?

All delegates must uphold the 4 core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Any delegates held in violation to conference or delegation rules will be dismissed from the program.