Calling Minnesota Youth!

Make Your Voices Heard on at Youth Day at the Capitol on February 25th

Join us for Youth Day at the Capitol 2020 (YDAC), an annual event at which young people learn how to effectively advocate for an issue of their choosing and practice those advocacy skills during a meeting with their local elected official(s).

Schedule for the day

Attendees arrive at the Minnesota History Center and register.

Attendees participate in interactive, small-group sessions lead by members of the Minnesota Youth Council to learn advocacy strategies and best practices. They will also have the chance to visit exhibits at the Minnesota History Center.

Attendees will come together for a group Kahoot and a rally. 

Attendees will march to the Minnesota State Capitol and take a group photo on the Capitol steps. 

Following pictures, attendees will have the chance to each lunch, tour the Capitol, and meet with their local elected official(s). New for this year, the YDAC planning committee will be helping attendees set up legislative meetings during this time.

Beginning at 1pm, attendees can visit the Capitol Rotunda to vote in a mock Presidential Primary election, visit with Minnesota's constitutional officers, and learn about other civic engagement opportunities for youth. 

Youth Day at the Capitol will conclude at 4pm.


Planning Resources

Free Capitol Tours

Lunch Options

Accessibility Information

Social Media Competition

Youth Day at the Capitol Planning Team is made up of the YMCA Center for Youth Voice, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, Minnesota Alliance With Youth, young people from the Minnesota Youth Council, Minnesota Community Education Association, YWCA Minneapolis, and the Minnesota History Center.

Please email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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