What Do I Do?
The Youth Conference on National Affairs is a five-day conference held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Over 600 students from across the country prepare proposals on important national and international issues and debate them during the conference.
25 delegates are selected to represent Minnesota programs at this premiere leadership conference by an impartial committee of program alumni. If selected, you will be expected to attend 2-3 delegation meetings and a weekend retreat leading up to the group’s departure.
The Minnesota Delegation, with adult chaperones, will travel by motor coach to Black Mountain, North Carolina. After the conference adjourns, the group will tour another destination. In 2015 the group visited Washington, DC for a variety of fun and educational experiences, while exploring the country and expanding their cultural horizons.
- Focus on national issues and author a proposal
- Meet YIG participants from around the country
- Travel to North Carolina and other destinations
June 30 – July 12, 2017
25 students in grades 10 – 12
15 students are selected after the first deadline (February 1, 2017)
10 students are selected after the second deadline (April 11, 2017)
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly – Black Mountain, NC
$1,595 per student*, including:
- Conference fees
- Conference room and board
- Side trip tours
*Limited financial assistance available to those who qualify
Chartered Motor Coach