YDG University


2016 Statewide YDGU Kickoff

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 YDGU launch at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia on Saturday, January 23rd! If you are interested in organizing a YDGU training event in your area or would like to receive education materials, please contact our Trainings Director Joey Traina at  ydgu@georgiayds.org.


About YDG University

YDG University is a series of regional training sessions designed to instruct Young Democrats on the best practices for working on campaigns in their local communities.

Annually, YDGU conducts training sessions in different YDG regions across the state. Each YDGU training session features experienced Democratic professionals teaching classes on a variety of campaign-related topics, such as messaging, fundraising, and field organizing. The material covered during these classes have a specific emphasis on politics in that particular region, though the trainings should provide crucial and informative instruction that will also appeal to young activists from all over the state.

Chapters in the region are actively engaged to help organize YDGU trainings and encourage members to attend. In addition, YDG promotes the trainings throughout the region to bring in participants who may not necessarily be previously involved with a chapter. Any such participants will be referred to local chapters to help boost new member recruitment. For those who live outside the region and are unable to attend, remote access to these sessions will be available online via live stream.

With YDG University, we are able to compile a database of trained potential campaign workers for use by Democratic candidates. Each database entry will include basic contact information, prior political experience, areas of interest, and a complete history of YDGU participation. Any participant who completes at least one training session will be entered into the YDGU database; however, certain participants may be more highly recommended depending on the amount of sessions completed. So as a Young Democrats of Georgia member, the more you come, the more you learn, and the more valuable you will become as an asset for campaigns on the local, state, and national level.


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