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Advisor Responsibilities

A YMCA Youth and Government Advisor's job includes recruiting, training, and supervising high school youth to form a delegation including:


  • Act as liaison with the State YMCA of Maine Youth in Government Program Director and staff, and conveys problems, questions and/or concerns as may be necessary
  • Ensure that the Youth and Government Program and local YMCA policies are always adhered to.
  • Ensure that the Youth and Government Program Code of Conduct is understood and agreed to by all delegates and parents. In accepting this position each advisor also commits to this code.
  • Prepare delegates for their roles in Augusta. 
  • Assist and prepare delegates to run for leadership positions.
  • Host at least one Training Session for their delegation online.
  • Assist participants in drafting bills, and endorsing all bills, that they pass the straight face test submitted from your delegation
  • Communicate regularly with club members and parents.
  • Submit your Hotel Room list by the deadline.
  • Assure that each delegate attends scheduled sessions.
  • Attend all advisor meetings and assist with general conference duties
  • Actively support the Youth and Government Program goals and objectives.
  • At Augusta Session help in the program by acting as (at least one of the following)

Media Advisor

Advisor to Youth Governor and Cabinet

Advise presiding officers in House or Senate

Committee Session Advisor

  • Stay in Hotel with the delegation and do a knock on door bed check in each room where your participants are staying.


Program Timetable



Thursday September 1st

Online Registration Opens

Monday September 5th

Online Bill Submission Opens

Monday October 3rd

Welcome ZOOM

Tuesday October 18th

Caucus Session A

Monday October 24th

Caucus Session B

Friday October 28th

Bill Submission Deadline

Friday October 28th

Hotel Room Assignment Form Due

Friday November 4th

Program Fees Due

Thursday November 10th

Leadership Training Night

Friday Nov 11-Sun Nov 13

Augusta Youth and Government Session




Our Program Website---www.yiginme.org you will find all these forms there.

     Participant Registration form

     Bill Submission

     Caucus Election Nomination Forms

     Leadership Application Forms

     Hotel Room Assignment Form