The Kentucky Youth Assembly is a Youth in Government program designed to provide hands-on experiences in the Executive and Legislative 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, Governor, and more. Each of these roles has specific and important role without which the conference could not function. 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.
KYA Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 in the library. Meetings are during the months of September – December.