Requirements for a YIG Chapter

Each Youth In Government Chapter that seeks recognition from Florida YMCA Youth In Government must have the following the elements: 

Sr. YIG (High School):

  • An affiliation with the local YMCA
  • An advisor willing to supervise Chapter activities and attend meetings & events
  • Complete a Chapter Intent to Participate and pay State dues
  • Constitution and Bylaws
  • An annual budget
  • A set of elected officers or board of directors – one of whom can be identified, for state purposes, as the “president”
  • Regular meeting intervals (once a week, every other week, etc.) and meeting agendas
  • At least one service project and fundraising effort per Program Year (PY) – each delegate must complete a minimum of 10 community service hours to be eligible to attend State Assembly
  • system for selecting delegates to attend the State Assembly

 

 Jr. YIG (Middle School):

  • A minimum of 5 members – grades 6, 7, or 8
  • An affiliation with the local YMCA
  • An advisor willing to supervise Chapter activities and attend meetings & events
  • high school mentor (current Sr. YIG participant) or Graduate Advisor (approved alumni volunteer), whenever possible
  • Complete a Chapter Intent to Participate and pay State dues
  • Regular meeting intervals (once a week, every other week, etc.) during the programmed time.

 

Steps for Registering as a Chapter…

  1. Form your Chapter.
    • You will need to make sure that you can meet the basic criteria listed above.  This means that you should already have at least one adult (this can NOT be a high school student) who meets the advisor criteria who will be working with you and attending Jr. Assembly.  You will need this advisor’s help to complete some of the next steps.
  2. Dowload the following form:
    • Jr. YIG ONLY:   Delegate Intent to Participate Form – This form will allow us to create the accounts for middle school students.  Without it we can not allow the accounts to exist.  The forms can be faxed to the State Office (888.482.6906, Attn: Jr. Youth In Government, Re:  ITP Forms).
  3. Have your advisor go online to YIGnet (www.floridayig.net).  Click the link that says – Deledex 
    • You will notice that it is green for Jr. YIG and blue for Sr. YIG.
    • In the bottom left hand corner is a box called “Registration”, click the link called Chapter Registration
    • Fill in the appropriate information and click “Submit”.  You will receive a message that says… “Your chapter registration has been submitted for approval. A representative of the State Office will contact you within a week regarding your registration.”
  4. Your chapter is now a “Pending Chapter” and the State Office will be checking with the local Y to make sure that you have affiliation.  Once that has been done your Chapter will be removed from pending status and your advisor will receive an email.  If you have concerns or want to speed up the process, give the State Office a call at 727.386.9622 during business hours. 
  5. As soon as your Chapter has been removed from the pending status, your Advisor will be able to enter students on your Chapter’s roster, which will create an account for each Chapter member.