Missouri YMCA Youth and Government (MOYAG) is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. YAG offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around Missouri.
High school students attending the State Conferences of Missouri YMCA Youth and Government can choose between 3 program areas:
YAG is led by a group of Presiding Officers, who are selected at the previous State Conference. These officers work throughout the year to plan and prepare the State Conferences.
Students in 8th grade participate in the Civic Leadership Institute.
All conference programming sessions take place at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City.