Villa Madonna Academy's Kentucky Youth Association
The Kentucky YMCA Youth Association is a YMCA with a unique and single-minded purpose: to serve Kentucky's teens. To accomplish this purpose, the Kentucky YMCA engages young people across the state in Teen Service Student YMCAs, Peer Mentoring Programs, Youth & Government Conferences, Character Development Camps, United Nations Assemblies, and Service Mission Trips. Currently, the Kentucky YMCA serves over 6,000 teens in 150 Student YMCAs in every area of the state.
KYA, Junior Program
FIRST MEETING: SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Meets every Tuesday in Ms. Mitchell's room (102) from 3:00-4:00
Sponsers: Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Tilly
A one time $10 Registration Fee is Due September 23rd. This applies to any student wishing to attend KYA and/or KUNA. This is fee is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to Villa Madonna Academy.
The Kentucky Youth Assembly is a Youth in Government program designed to provide hands-on experience in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government. The overall goal of the conference is to teach the mechanics of government and to impress upon students the importance of active participation to the success of a democracy. Fundamentally KYA exists because Democracy must be learned by each generation. For three days, students play the various roles integral to the operation of a state government, including state representative, senator, member of the press, Supreme Court justice, Governor, and more. Each of these roles has specific and important functions without which the conference could not function. More about specific student responsibilities is available in the section on delegate roles. Over the years new programs have been designed to better serve the conference's role of engaging students in meaningful dialogue about contemporary problems and solutions.
For more information please visit, http://www.kyymca.org
Junior Program: December 1-3, 2011
KUNA is a three-day experience in diplomacy that provides students and adult leaders with a greater appreciation for our global community through hands-on involvement with international issues and solutions. The conference is geared toward developing students’ international consciousness through role-play as they represent one of the members of the United Nations.
Junior Program: March 11-13, 2012
Participation Requirements for KYA and KUNA, Junior Program
A student must
- have a C average from 4th quarter of the 10-11 school year
- attend all meetings or speak to Ms. Mitchell or Mr. Tilly before the meeting
- write your own bill that would be debatable at the state level (You may have a partner)
- Approval from Mrs. Bosley (Ms. Mitchell will submit the names to Mrs. Bosley)
- have a B in conduct at mid-term of the first trimester
- turn in all money and forms by the due date: November 2, 2011
THIS YEAR STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING CELL PHONES TO THE CONFERENCE. I WILL PROVIDE MY CELL PHONE NUMBER, AND PARENTS MAY CONTACT THEIR CHILD THROUGH ME OR DIAL DIRECTLY TO THE ROOM.
The program fee includes lodging, lunch at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, dinner on second evening, final morning breakfast, and transportation to and from the Capitol in Frankfort.
Food: Bring about $25 to cover all other meals
Misc: You can purchase t-shirts, Dvds, and late-night pizza for $10-$15