top of page

ALYIG (Alabama Youth In Government) hosted by the Britton YMCA

Each year the YMCA of Alabama hosts multiple Youth In Government competitions. These are a wonderful way to learn about how government functions by actually functioning as a delegate to a Youth Government.

We are very proud of our 2016 HOPE Christian Academy ALYIG Mock Trial Team!

We are only one of two competitive homeschool teams in the state. The ALYIG State Competition is held in Montgomery each November. This is a wonderful hands-on way to learn about the inner workings of the Judicial Branch of Government! If you are interested in joining this exciting program, please contact our Coach, Mrs. Gillon at 256-513-9212.

ALYIG 2017 Youth Legislature:

HOPE Christian Academy is very proud of our Student Council President, Morgan Gillon for being selected for the Sunshine Award at the 2017 ALYIG Conference. Out of the more than 400 delegates in attendance, Mr. Gillon received this honor for faith, leadership, and service to our community.  

#SafeKids38 Bill at

ALYIG 2017 Youth Legislature:

The following is the bill proposed by one of our students this year. Be sure to follow the progress of this bill on the #SafeKids38 Facebook page:

You may show your support of this bill by using the hashtag #SafeKids38 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Thank you for supporting our student's efforts to raise awareness of this important legislation.

YMCA Youth Legislature 2017

February 24, 2017

Delegate Bill #H038

Committee: D

Delegation: Huntsville - HOPE Christian Academy Author(s): Morgan Gillon


Title: Bill regulating minors under the age of 14 and being left alone.


Purpose: to prevent minors under the age of 14 from being left alone at home, school, and stores without adult supervision. Date Created: January 18, 2017 Bill regulating minors under the age of 14 and being left alone.

DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this article, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the following respective meanings, unless clearly indicated otherwise:

(1) CHILD. Any minor under the age of 14.

(2) BABYSITTER. Any person 14 years of age and older hired or instructed by a parent to take care of a child.

(3) TEACHER. Any person whose occupation is teaching others, especially children.

(4) LEGAL GUARDIAN. Any person over the age of 18 whom is legally responsible for those under their care.

The purposes of this article is to help to prevent minors under the age of 14 from being left without supervision at a home, school yard, or business without supervision.

(a) Any minor under the age of 14 whose parent or legal guardian leaves them without supervision in the form of a babysitter, teacher, or legal guardian shall be charged with intentional neglect pursuant to Alabama code 13A-13-4 which is a class A misdemeanor with fines from $500-$5,000 and twelve months in jail.

(b) The severity of the punishment shall be based on factors listed herein: Whether the minor is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 mentally or physically disabled, the minor is left a phone number to call in event of an emergency, the age of the minor, the length of time the minor goes without supervision, and the distance the legal guardian is from the minor.

bottom of page