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June 7 - 9, 2020, Austin, TX

Texas PTA's YES! program provides young Texans with meaningful insight into the workings of policymaking and the art of civic engagement. Students leave the 3-day program with new skills to apply back in their own communities. YES! is held in Austin where the Texas PTA State Office is located, a short distance from the State Capitol Building. Programming includes leadership skills, how to engage with politics on the local and state level, advocacy work, government, and more. 

Open to rising high school juniors and seniors (Class of 2021) who are members of any PTA including Lone Star Statewide PTA.

Selected students will need to pay a $250 registration fee. All other expenses including accommodations and food are provided by Texas PTA. Questions? Read through our FAQs to learn more.

Apply here.

Application extended to April 17, 2020.

Applicants may choose to set up an online account in order to save and return to the application. If an applicant does not set up an account and closes the application before completion, data will not be saved. We suggest preparing your responses in advance to help ensure a smooth application process. Download an Application Summary.

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At this time, Texas PTA is planning to hold the Youth Empowered for Success (YES!) program for 20 students from June 7-9, 2020, in Austin. Applications are being accepted through April 17 and announcements made later in the month. Texas PTA is continuing to monitor the public health emergency. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, Texas PTA will reimburse student registration fees.