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Minnesota Youth Council members plan events each year that highlight the voices and talents of young people.  Stay up to date with the MYC’s activities by following us on Twitter or applying to serve on the council.

Youth Day at the Capitol

Each year, the Minnesota Youth Council helps to plan and host Youth Day at the Capitol.  The event connects youth, educators, and youth workers around the legislative process through training on advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership.

Check out our 2017 YDAC Storify for a recap of the day’s events! 

YDAC 2017 was presented by: Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Ignite AfterschoolMinneapolis YWCAMinnesota Civic Youth, the Minnesota Community Education Association, and made possible with funding from NobleCause.

Mental Health and Mentoring

In 2016, the MYC partnered with Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota to develop a website about youth perspectives on mental health issues.  The site provides information on youth views on mental health, how mentors can support youth mental health, and more.

State of Using Documentary

The “State of Using” documentary was created by the MYC in response the 2013 MYC youth survey. In the survey, youth identified drug and alcohol abuse as a top issue facing youth in MN. Through the MYC’s mission to bring youth voice to discussions of community issues, this documentary highlights the voices of Noah, Matt, Leon, Alex and Kanesha and shows how substance abuse has impacted their lives.  The film was created, filmed, and edited by youth, and was made by the Minnesota Youth Council, in partnership with Intermedia Arts and Youthprise.

Watch State of Using2013 Youth Survey

One Voice Campaign

In 2012, Minnesota Alliance With Youth members and Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education launched a messaging campaign called, “One Voice.” One Voice communicates to Minnesota’s youth the importance of experiencing success in school, work and life – both now and in the future.

One Voice Video Channel