Minnesota Youth Council
Minnesota Youth Council is a collaboration of youth and adults working together to empower and mobilize youth across the state to exercise their voices, opinions and ideas to take action on youth issues.
Minnesota Youth Council seeks to engage young people in practicing and honing a number of skills and offer opportunities for civic and youth engagement. Minnesota Youth Council gives members a platform to develop and strengthen their voices and engage in dialogue with legislators and policy makers at the state and local levels. Members become skillfully equipped with the critical thinking, public speaking and leadership skills necessary to act as representatives of youth and change agents in their communities and across the state.
Who is the Minnesota Youth Council?
Youth-Adult Partnership Model
Minnesota Youth Council uses a youth-adult partnership model, where youth and adults actively collaborate to lead the group and its initiatives together. This model stresses the importance of both youth and adults having an equal say when making decisions, utilizing skills and learning from one another. It is a true collaborative partnership and the cornerstone of the MYC structure, mission and goals.