Youth Excellence Seminar

Get ready for the 2018 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, June 28-30, in College Station, Texas!

Registration Schedule Guide to Campaigning

What is YES?

The Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. YES is also where AQHYA officer and director elections take place. To learn more about how to apply, view the Guide to Campaigning.  

YES Facts

  • Anyone can attend—current AQHYA members and nonmembers
  • Youth attend interactive sessions designed to develop and teach leadership skills
  • Each day features new speakers presenting inspiring leadership development topics
  • Five AQHYA officers will be elected—president, first vice president, second vice president, member and member
  • Regional directors will be elected—AQHYA has 11 regions; each region elects three AQHYA members as directors
Hotel Accommodations

Hilton College Station & Conference Center, 801 University Dr. E, College Station, TX, 77840

Rate: Single/Double $109 per night

For reservations, call 979-693-7500 or 800-HILTONS. Group code: AQHA18.

To learn more about the hotel, click here. Please call one to two days in advance to reserve complimentary shuttle service to and from the College Station Easterwood Airport.

Deadline to reserve: Room block has been filled. For other recommendations of hotels in the area, please contact the youth department at, 806-378-4811.

Things To Do while in Bryan/College Station

For anyone who isn't participating in AQHYA director elections on Thursday, June 28, we have compiled a list of things to do while you are in the Bryan/College Station area.


You won't want to miss out on the fun!


Books and a Blanket Service Project

This year at YES, we’ll be partnering with Books and a Blanket, a service organization started by two young girls who wanted to promote literacy and well-being to young students in need. YES registrants will be encouraged to bring new or gently used children’s books with them to YES. Learn more about the Books and a Blanket organization and get excited to give back to the Bryan/College Station/Bryan communities.

Wrangler ASPIRE Award

The Wrangler ASPIRE Award is a $1,000.00 award provided by Wrangler for an AQHYA member who excels in leadership and service. The award assists in developing and improving scholarship, leadership and community interest, and participation of young horsemen. The award will be presented at the Youth Excellence Seminar.

Download HERE! Wrangler ASPIRE Award


Contact the youth department at 806-376-4811.

 Thank you to our sponsors!