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Montana Youth & Government



The Montana YMCA Youth and Government Program provides a fun and educational Youth Legislature and Model Supreme Court for high school students which allows them to learn about state government and the political process. The program is based on the rules, procedures, and traditions of the real Montana Legislature and Supreme Court.

Advisor Letter 2017

Application for Appointed Position_2017

Click here to watch the "How to Register" video from Regy!


2018 Montana Youth & Government

April 15 - April 18, 2018

Montana State Capitol, Helena

2018 Officers:

Governor: Dillon Fotouros (Bozeman)

Lieutenant Governor: Peyton Murphy (Livingston)

Speaker of the House: Baxter Fuhrmann (Gardiner)

President of the Senate: Garret Nielson (Bozeman)

Secretary of State: Nicole Hyatt (Butte High)

Chief Justice of the Model Supreme Court: Brittney Long (Butte High)

2017 Calendar of Dates

Friday – March 3rdRegistration and All Special Position Applications due; including Model Supreme Justice and Clerks (On-Line). All on-line registrations will generate an invoice to the Advisor, which the Advisor downloads

Sunday – TBA:  Elected Officers Meet at Wheat Montana in Three Forks to eat lunch and choose leadership positions (11:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Friday – March 17th :  Bills/Lobbyist Information/Press Editorials/Platforms Due, 1 bill per legislator, minimum; 2 bills per legislator, maximum.  Advisors will review and okay ALL bills on Regy and submit. File names will include the author’s name and the delegation’s name.

Friday – March 17th Special Application positions announced.

Friday – April 6th  Legal Briefs Due (submitted digitally to Ms. Tennant- [email protected])

Friday – April 21th  Justice Training in Helena (lunch will be provided)  – Supreme Court Building

Sunday – April 23rd Leadership Training for Committee Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and Officers – In Livingston noon until 3:00 (lunch will be provided)

Tuesday – April 25th  Bench Memos due (submitted digitally to Ms. Tennant- [email protected])

Sunday – April 30th  Leadership Training for Committee Chairs, Vice-Chairs, Officers – In Butte from noon until 3:00 (lunch will be provided)

May 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th   State Conference

Balance of Payments due ($55 X # of delegates attending – remember, deposits of delegates who do not attend are NOT deducted from what you owe at registration)

Tuesday – May 9th  Advisory Board Meeting @ Capitol, 7:00 am

 (Youth Governor & Youth Chief Justice need to attend – talk to Ms. Tennant if you need help with transportation!)

If you have any questions, please contact Miya Tennant at [email protected]


Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM-1:15 PM & Tues-Fri 4:30 PM-7 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577