Youth and Government (YAG) is an annual conference held in Raleigh, NC each year with the goal of exposing public and private high school students to politics and lawmaking process to encourage informed futures for the students. YAG is sponsored by the YMCA and has been in NC for more than 25 years and features more than 1,100 students from the state. Calvary has been an active participant in YAG for that past 7 years and has grown to 65 students! CDS has been honored to have won awards at every YAG conference we have attended. 

2019 Honors included:

  • Model Forum Delegates - Olivia Beth Vaughan and Mary Grace Hicks
  • 19 Bills for the Bill Book -14 were selected for conference debate   

         2019 Lieutenant Governor Hunter Vaughan


2018 Honors:
  • 2018 Model Delegation (Top Honor)
  • Model Legislator
  • Model Debater
  • Mock Trial Model Attorney
  • Model Media Member
  • Best Bill Presentation
  • Conference Chaplain
  • All 9 bills presented were passed by either the House or Senate 
  • 3 bills were signed into YAG law
  • Elected Lieutenant Governor for next year’s conference

Watch the brief slideshow below to see our students in action!

YAG video