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Youth Legislative Assembly

Youth Legislative Assembly LogoYouth Legislative Assembly (YLA) is a mock legislative session where high school students voice their opinions and vote on issues concerning local, state and national government. The three-day session is patterned after the NC General Assembly. At the conclusion of YLA, a final report is drafted and distributed to the governor and legislators.

The conference allows high school students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the workings of local, state, and national government. Active participation in YLA increases the students' confidence and ability to debate current issues. Any high school student in good standing at a public, private, charter, or home school in North Carolina is eligible to participate in YLA.

YLA is scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2018. Once you have completed your application, please download, complete and return the documents below to apply for the 2018 session along with your payment. If you do not get accepted into the 2018 session of YLA, your payment will be returned.

Please mail all forms and payment to:

NC General Assembly
Erica Gallion
LSO-YLA
Legislative Office Building
300 N. Salisbury Street, Box 100
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Please make checks payable NCGA-YLA.

Application Documents
Student Application: On-line Form
Chaperone Application: On-line Form
Sgt-at-Arms and Assistant Application: On-line Form
Checklist: (Student Only) PDFMicrosoft Word
Authorization to Consent to Health Care: (Student Only) PDFMicrosoft Word
Liability Waiver:(Student & Chaperone) PDFMicrosoft Word
Photographic, Video, Audio and Web Site Consent and Release:(Student & Chaperone) PDFMicrosoft Word
Rules of Conduct: (Student Only) PDFMicrosoft Word
Background Check: (Chaperone Only) PDFMicrosoft Word


View Photos from the 2015 Youth Legislative Assembly.

For more information on the Youth Legislative Assembly, please contact Erica Gallion at 919-301-1372.

Related Documents
2016 YLA Final Report
2015 YLA Final Report
2014 YLA Final Report
2013 YLA Final Report
2012 YLA Final Report
2011 YLA Final Report