2022-2023 YMCA Texas Youth and Government
Individual Registration Form 

Students should register by the specific deadline given to them by adults in their District. If you do not know the date, check with your Club Advisor or District Director. 

Participation Information

Please type school name out in full, with no acronyms or abbreviations

Personal Information 

Medical Information

List all medical conditions, allergies and/or daily medication we need to aware of. Enter N/A if there are none.
Code of Conduct

As a member of a YMCA sponsored program and in conformity with the basic purpose of the YMCA, I agree with and will observe the following principles as my personal code of conduct while attending any of the YMCA sponsored events.


Please read and provide electronic signature at the bottom:

  1. I understand that violations of the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary actions by YMCA Staff and/or appropriate legal authority depending on seriousness of the infraction (i.e. drugs, alcohol, shoplifting, etc.).
  2. Disciplinary actions may also include expulsion from the program and being sent home at your own expense.
  3. I will conduct myself at all times in a way, which reflects good conduct and sense of responsibility, remembering the YMCA values: respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
  4. If I create Social Media sites OR post to Social Media sites that reference YMCA and/or Youth & Government, I agree to follow the same YMCA values as stated above. Any form of bullying, including Cyber Bullying will not be tolerated.
  5. Rest is most important to maximum participation; therefore, it is important that I observe all curfews on overnight events/conferences.
  6. The use and/or possession of alcohol, firearms, tobacco, e-cigarettes or illegal drugs are against all standards implied in our principles and are prohibited. Therefore, I agree not to bring, obtain, possess or use them en-route to, during, or returning home from the Conference/event.
  7. I agree to help all delegates, regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin or disability, to feel welcome and to protect their rights to full participation.
  8. I agree to avoid violations and violators. While not always fair, I could be held accountable for the actions of those I am with -- often referred to as "guilt by association".
  9. In order to complete our agendas, I will be present and punctual at all meetings/events. Any exceptions should be cleared and documented with my Advisor, YMCA Staff and/or District Director in advance of the Conference.
  10. My greatest respect will be given to the facilities that we use for our program.
  11. I will not visit in other delegates’ lodging rooms. Visiting will be done in the Lobby/common area only.
  12. An adult cannot enter a student’s room by themselves. Adult must have another authorized adult with them in order to go in to a room that requires the need to enter it.
  13. For emergencies only, when getting an ambulance or a YMCA authorized vehicle is not an option: Authorized adult may transport delegate in personal vehicle only if another authorized adult is in the car AND prior approval has been obtained from guardian, District Director and/or State Director. I understand that the driver’s personal vehicle insurance will be used in case of an accident. YMCA Risk Management Department must be notified.
  14. I will abide by the set Dress Codes for any YMCA YG meetings/events/conferences.
  15. I will abide by the Pre-Conference Handbook and Delegate handbook.
  16. I understand that any violation of the above can result in suspension or expulsion from the program. No refunds will be made.

Behavior Policy Statement

The YMCA reserves the right to warn, suspend, dismiss or remove any program participant or member from our programs, program locations and facilities upon the following conditions:

  1. If their behavior poses a threat to themselves or others.
  2. If they require an inordinate amount of attention from the staff thereby causing inadequate levels of supervision for the remainder of the participants or members.
  3. If their behavior is determined to be inappropriate within the scope and spirit of the YMCA values.
  4. For any reason within the discretion of YMCA management
  5. If your teen is removed from the program for any of the above reasons, you must retrieve your teen at your expense.

Program Consent
By my signature, and of my free will I assume all risks and hazards incidental to this program/event. I do further release, absolve, indemnify and hold harmless, now and for all time, YMCA of Austin, the sponsoring YMCA, the organizers, participants, sponsors, supervisors, volunteers and their agents, board of directors, representatives or assignees (collectively “The Parties”). I hereby waive all claims, now and for all time, against the Parties, for any injury to myself/my child any loss due to theft of or damage to his/her personal property or for any other consequential or incidental damages caused in any manner whatsoever where any such liability is attributable to the absence of ordinary or even slight care by the program/event organizers and the conduct of this program/event. The YMCA is hereby granted permission to use any individual or group photographs and/or videotapes showing me/my child in YMCA activities for use in public relations, promotional or advertising purposes. The YMCA has my permission to transport me to, from, and during YMCA sponsored events/activities. In the event I cannot be reached or unable to make arrangements for emergency medical attention, I authorize the YMCA staff to take me to the nearest hospital/clinic for treatment or to the one listed elsewhere on this form.

Communicable disease including Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. Communicable disease and COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in programs or accessing facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 or communicable disease. YMCA of Austin in no way warrants that COVID-19 or other communicable disease infections will not occur through participation in programs or use of YMCA facilities. I assume full responsibility for the risk of bodily injury, death or property damage for communicable disease including COVID-19 in my participation and or the participation of myself or my child(ren) in all YMCA of Austin Inc.'s facilities, services, programs and activities or any off-site location.

Parent/Guardian Approval

Please enter the name and email of your parent or legal guardian(s).  Do not enter your student email. This person will need to approve your registration before you can participate in YG.

Emergency Contact 

Payment Information
The registration fee does not cover district or state conference attendance. District conference attendance fees vary by district. If you have any concerns about payment please contact TXYG@austinymca.org 

Dallas and Houston participants please follow the links after submission to complete registration with your district.