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Kentucky Youth Assembly

General Description:

The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a three-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in a simulation of the Commonwealth’s democratic process. Acting as Senators and Representatives, students 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, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Media Corps Editor in Chief, and other conference leadership positions.

KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with those who hold like and opposing views.

*We use Schoology.com to communicate.  Please request a group code to join the group. 


Daniel Thomas

How To Join:

All students may participate that are in good academic and behavioral standing.  Students must attend meetings regularly to be eligible to attend the conference.  Students can sign up for KYA at Club Rush during the Fall semester. The conference takes place at the beginning of December. 


Tuesdays until 3:30pm - additional meetings TBA