What Do I Do?
Join us for an experience like no other as Minnesota’s largest hands-on civic education event goes virtual! Not your average school day, this year’s online conference will be filled with engaging youth-led sessions where students in grades 8-12 can experience government functions firsthand.
You will be able to participate in an incredibly realistic and complex simulation of Minnesota state government. Approximately 1,600 students in grades 8-12 take part in the Youth in Government conference every January. You get the opportunity to serve as legislators, judges, attorneys, lobbyists, and cabinet members, media representatives, or introductory Leadership Corps. members.
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- Focus on state and local issues
- Meet YIG participants from across the state
- Choose from many program area options
- Gain leadership positions in this entirely student-led state government
January 7 – January 10, 2021
October – December
Students grades 8-12 from around Minnesota
Virtual for 2021
The cost will vary depending on your involvement level. Please check in with your Delegation Director if you have any questions on pricing.
*Discounts applied for early registration (prior to October 3) and limited financial assistance available to those who qualify
2021 Governor Anne Guidera
2021 Lt. Governor Dane Germany
2021 Secretary of State Jack Teske
2021 Speaker of Sanford House Jude Houle
2021 President of Knutson Senate Alainn Hanson
2021 President of Stassen Senate Katie Taffe
2021 Speaker of Humphrey House Bianca Froebe
2021 President of Ramsey Senate Adi Vibhakar
2021 Speaker of Sibley House Elly Hovde
2021 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sofia Kemeny
2021 Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Nate Thorp
2021 Chief Judge of the District Court Reagan Bain
2021 Chief Judge of the Trial Court Paige Mier
2021 Lobbyist Director Prina Doshi
2021 National Issues Forum Presiding Officer Kalid Ali
2021 Media Director Serenna Snider