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What is Legislative Weekend?
Legislative Weekend is a two-day conference that takes place March 17-18, 2023 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, live performances by local performers, 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 mid to late March. This year, Legislative Weekend is March 17-18, 2023.
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 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.
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.