KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly)

Last Updated: 10/1/2020 4:30 PM


Patrick Rohrer, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher


KYA is a three-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in the Commonwealth’s democratic process. Acting as Senators and Representatives students will write, debate, and vote on legislation that affects them. As candidates, lobbyists, or members of the media, students experience the rich spectrum of activity that constitutes our political process. As advocates and justices, students argue and judge a legal case in the actual Supreme Court chambers of Kentucky. Officers elected by students serve as Governor, other elected offices, and conference leadership. During the entire process they are supported by YMCA professionals, advisors, and parent volunteers.