Eight Teens Represent the Dallas YMCA at CONA

 

Every year, students from around the U.S gather at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for CONA, Conference on National Affairs. The YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs was started in 1968 as a follow-up to the outstanding states Youth in Government programs conducted by the YMCA throughout the US. The success of the conference is directly attributed to the leadership of many YMCA Professionals and Laymen but primarily to the dedication of the Youth involved.

The CONA program offers unusual opportunities for a young person to do research in the area of National and International concern; to organize this information into a documented proposal; to engage in intensive discussion and to debate these proposals with understanding young people from other states.

Young people who have participated in the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs are unanimous in their belief that this experience makes a vital contribution in helping young citizens to learn more about the democratic form of Government. 

This year, we have eight delegates representing the Dallas YMCA! From July - July 7th, they will debate their proposal with other teen from around the U.S.

 

Moorland/Oak Cliff Y: Sharif Long & Jaylene Solache

McKinney YMCA: Jessie Searles, Kenzy Smith, Quentin Heuvel & Michael Brown

White Rock Y: Bethany Bass & Melissa Perez

 

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For more information about CONA, visit: http://ymcacona.org/

 

Don't forget to follow our Youth & Government program on social media for update from CONA!

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Authored by: YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas