More than 75 years after Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government was created, our world is a different place. Yet the need for helping young people develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to be civically engaged is as compelling today as it was when the program began. 

This March, thanks to several passionate YIG donors, we are excited to announce that the Center for Youth Voice will be matching all new and increased donations up to $20,000, with a goal of raising $40,000 to pay for conference scholarships and meal support for every participant who qualifies. 

If you have donated to the Center for Youth Voice in the past, we are incredibly grateful for your support. If you are planning to renew your annual gift, please consider increasing by any amount to receive the match. Or invite someone in your network to check out the YMCA Center for Youth Voice and consider contributing to these life-changing programs. Our annual fund donors make it possible for any young person to participate, regardless of their financial circumstances. 

Double your impact today by making a new or increased gift! The Youth in Government motto is “Democracy Must be Learned by Each Generation” and with your financial support, we can make that motto a reality for years to come.

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