We all benefit by preserving a strong civic culture in which young people understand our system of government and how to effectively use their voice to take action on issues that matter to them.

There are several ways you can get involved to ensure CYV programming remains strong and accessible to all young people. You can:


Gifts go towards scholarships and/or meal assistance to conference participants, stipends to young people who are contributing to program development, expansion of program delivery to traditionally underserved populations or areas of the state or the development of new programs that respond to changes in our demographics, communities and world.


  • Lead a student delegation for Youth in Government, Model United Nations or Youth Day at the Capitol
  • Help connect us to teachers or administrators at your local school to set up a student delegation, Respectful Conversation or Students Voting election
  • Volunteer at one of our conferences
  • Invite us to give a presentation to your service organization
  • Attend or host a Youth in Government alumni event

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News & Events

CYV at the State Fair

During the 12-day run of the 2021 Minnesota State Fair, the Center for Youth Voice conducted the first annual “Minnesota Youth Voice Poll” to highlight the political and social opinions of young people ages 13-25.

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2021 Mini-Golf Tournament

"Mini-Golf for Mini-Government" is a fun event designed to connect people who care about democracy, and raise awareness and funds for CYV's programs and mission.

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Join us to celebrate 75 years of Minnesota YIG and generations of student leadership in our state. 

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