Youth in Government

Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government (YIG) is a youth development program emphasizing the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. All are welcome and financial assistance is available.

Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government is a student-led, experiential learning opportunity that involves 2,500 middle-school and high school students each year. It is a nation-wide program, active in nearly 40 states. Across the country almost 25,000 students attend state Youth in Government conferences each year, with 3,300 adult volunteers and YMCA staff serving as advisors.

We are currently accepting registration for Model Assembly which takes place January 10-13, 2019 in Minneapolis. Model Assembly is a program that is a realistic and complex simulation of Minnesota State Government.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Salas-Ramirez

Informational Meetings:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16th – YMCA Youth Studio
    • 6-7PM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17th – YMCA Conference Room
    • 5:30-6:30PM