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2025 HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Click here to join 2025 Delegate Mailing List

Click here to join 2025 Advisor Mailing List (new/inactive advisors only)

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

January 2025

January 15: Early Scholarship Application Deadline

  • For need-based scholarships up to 90% of conference fee

  • Priority deadline

January 20: Early Conference Registration Deadline

  • Conference Fee: $255 per delegate

2025 YOUTH & GOVERNMENT ORIENTATION

Date: Saturday January 25, 2025

Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: University of New Mexico, Continuing Education Building, Room C

February 2025

February 6: Final Scholarship Application Deadline

  • For need-based scholarships up to 50% of conference fee

  • Limited to remaining scholarship funds

February 14: Late Conference Registration Deadline

  • Conference Fee: $275 per delegate

February 16: Appointed Officer Position Application Deadline

  • Legislative Branch:

    • Committee Chairs

    • President Pro Tempore & Majority Floor Leader

    • Parliamentarians

    • Clerks

  • Judicial Branch: 

    • Associate Justices​

  • Executive Branch: ​

    • Cabinet Secretary positions in Governor's Cabinet

    • Attorney position in Attorney General's Cabinet

  • Media: ​

    • All media delegates must submit an application to participate in media​

February 16: 2026 Executive Officer Candidate Declaration Deadline

  • 2026 Youth Governor

  • 2026 Youth Lt Governor

  • 2026 Youth Speaker of the House

  • 2026 Youth Secretary of State

  • 2026 Youth Chief Justice

  • 2026 Youth Attorney General

  • 2026 Youth State Auditor

  • 2026 Youth State Land Commissioner

  • 2026 Youth State Treasurer

February 21: Room Assignment Deadline (Advisors)

2025 YOUTH & GOVERNMENT TRAINING

Students should attend at least one training date.*

Date: Saturday February 22, 2025 (date tentative)

Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM (TBD)

- AND/OR -

Date: Sunday February 23, 2025

Time: 8 am - 1 pm
Location: Zoom

*Contact nmyag@ymcacnm.org to request additional regional training sessions.

 

March 2025

March 1: T-shirt Design Contest Deadline

March 14: Bill/Brief Submission Deadline

2025 YAGreat NIGHT!

Date: Saturday March 22, 2025

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM (TBD)

April 2025

 

2025 YOUTH & GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE

Dates: Sunday April 6 – Tuesday April 8, 2025
Location: New Mexico State Capitol Building; The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
Conference fee structure: 

Early Registration before January 20, 2025: $250

Late Registration from January 21-February 14, 2025: $275 
If you require financial assistance to participate, scholarships up to 90% of conference fee will be available by application and based on financial need.

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