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Dress Code


 Including Leadership Session, and State House Sessions. 
1. Participants will be expected to abide by the following dress code for all portions of the program including Regional Training Session, Leadership Workshop, and Augusta Session except for Saturday evening Recreation and Dance. 


2. Participants not abiding by dress code will not be allowed to take seats in House, Senate or Committee Sessions. Lobbyists and Newspaper Staff will not be allowed into Committee Rooms, and Chambers. 


3. Advisors are asked to review with delegations to insure they understand the Dress Code 


4. As young men and young women you are responsible for following a standard for dress during the weekend program. These standards are those followed by the Maine legislature; this dress code will be enforced. 

Members of the House and Senate must wear a Coat and Tie, or Business & Professional attire, suits, sports coat or blazer with slacks, dressy sweater all work with a dress shirt (collared) and tie. Shirts are to be tucked in at all times. 


Business & Professional attire, including business suits, dresses, skirts and sweaters or blouses, and coordinated slacks/top combination. 


General rule of thumb would be if you working in an office what would you wear to work each day. 
This isn’t a dance or an evening out with friends it should be dress for a professional environment. 


 Tops must be size for appropriate fit, covering midriff (able to be tucked in) 
 Cover shoulders (no spaghetti straps, tube tops, or muscle type shirts) 
 T-Shirts Sheer (see-through) materials 
Low neck line (cleavage) Visible undergarments including camisoles 
Mini skirts—shorter than mid-thigh Shorts, or skorts 
Denim clothing Sunglasses in the State House 
Baseball caps or hats of any kind in the State House 

If looking for a better example watch this short video from the Minnesota Youth in Government Program.


Use of Electronic Devices: 
Cell Phones—may not be used in the State House for calls or text messaging 
Ipod or Headphone Type radios---may not be used in the State House 
Lap Top Computers—May be used for research or legislative type work. The State 
House is wireless available. Participants may use them during the weekend. 



The YMCA Youth in Government

program is not responsible for accidents

or theft during the program.