Announcing MCCOY Youth Day at the Statehouse 2024

Join MCCOY at the Statehouse on Presidents Day: February 19, 2024

Join youth from all over Indiana to watch the Indiana General Assembly in Action. Families and youth groups are invited to participate in this engaging event, which will include opportunities to:

  • Meet lawmakers tell them what is important to you.
  • Meet other youth advocates.
  • Learn about other youth advocacy groups.
  • Observe committee hearings and watch voting.

Be an advocate for positive change in Indiana!

Registration Requirements:
  • All youth 17 and under must be registered with and accompanied by an adult at this event.
  • For group registrations, we require one adult chaperone per 10 youth.
  • Registration deadline is February 11, 2024.

Share this event with partners, youth organizations, and families using this helpful communications toolkit. See social media graphics, handouts, sample language for inviting students in your youth program, and much more.


What's the agenda for the day?


Youth Day at the Statehouse, February 19, 2024 at the Indiana Statehouse

The agenda offers many opportunities and options for groups to adapt to their own interests and needs. We also will have many options for on-your-own activities that can be completed anytime during the day, including a station to write postcards to your elected officials, a scavenger hunt (with prizes!), and much more.

  • 9:00 AM – Check-In begins
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Committee Hearings
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Youth Advocacy Resource Fair
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Morning tour of the Statehouse
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch and Youth Day at the Statehouse Program
  • 1:00 PM – House and Senate sessions begin
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Afternoon tour of the Statehouse

A full details of activities and events for the day can be found in our agenda.

Communications Toolkit

Share this event with partners, youth organizations, and families using this helpful communications toolkit. See social media graphics, handouts, sample language for inviting students in your youth program, and much more.

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for lots of walking. There will be places to hang your coat, but remember where you place your coat so you can grab it at the end of the day. February in Indiana is cold!

CAN you dress up for this event? Absolutely! If you hope to share your thoughts with lawmakers it doesn’t hurt to dress business casual or business professional, though that is not a requirement for this event.

There is an accessible entrance on the first floor, on the WEST side of the statehouse. There are also elevators in the building. For more information about accessibility at the statehouse, please email:


Buses typically offload by the Capitol Street entrance (on the East side of the Statehouse). Bus parking is available for $20 at the Indianapolis Zoo down the street.


We recommend arriving early to get parking. There are several parking garages surrounding the Indiana Statehouse, Including Premier Parking, Republic Parking, and the Claypool Parking Garage.


There are so many ways to stay engaged and connected to the Indiana General Assembly if you can’t make it in-person! Check out our Advocacy Resources page for all the best videos about the legislative process and how to contact your legislator about the issues YOU care about.

Check-In will be in the North Atrium of the Statehouse on the Second Floor (Ground Level).

The Statehouse is a big place! That’s why we have a map to help you find check-in and find all the opportunities available to you in this interactive event. Download the Statehouse Map and see below for where MCCOY staff will be ready to welcome you and provide materials on the day of the event:

Map indicating entrance to the statehouse on the east side (off Capitol Ave), and showing MCCOY Youth Day at the Statehouse Check-In in the North Atrium on Level 2 (ground level)

If your question isn’t answered here, feel free to reach out to

Browse the page below for videos providing background on the Indiana General Assembly, what to expect for the event, and some tips on navigating the General Assembly website. These resources can help you be prepared to make the most of Youth Day at the Statehouse.

Become a Sponsor

We are still accepting sponsors for this event. Don’t miss this opportunity to support youth engagement and lift up youth voices at the Statehouse!

Materials to Prepare for MCCOY’s Youth Day at the Statehouse

Browse the below resources and share them with your youth group ahead of Youth Day at the Statehouse to learn more about the legislative process and ways to be involved in advocacy in Indiana.

@mccoyouthLearn how to navigate the Indiana General Assembly website! Part 1 #indiana #indianageneralassembly #website #findlegislation ♬ Storytelling – Adriel

Learn how to sign up to testify on a bill in an Indiana General Assembly committee hearing! #testify #shareyourvoice #INlegis #indianageneralassembly #indy #IN

♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim