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Youth In Educational Leadership Summit

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April 24th, 2021 – to be held virtually!  Register Today! 

YELS logoAcross the state, young people are in positions of leadership in their schools and communities, working within the same system and towards similar goals regarding education and equity. However, we rarely have the opportunity to meet and collaborate directly. We know that strong youth voice, representation, and partnership is necessary in order to create a Minnesota that empowers ALL students.  Register to attend!

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Full YELS 2021 Program

Presentations and workshops will focus on 4 key areas: Environmental Justice, Juvenile Justice, Education Equity, and Health & Wellbeing. Workshops include:

  • Mental Health Advocacy in the Pandemic
  • Tobacco Prevention and Policy Organizing
  • Know Your Rights
  • Unemployment Insurance for All
  • The Ins and Outs of Teen Organizing: Burnout, Tokenism, & Reality
  • Education Equity and What the School System Refused to Teach Us
  • and many more!  View the full schedule HERE!

CLICK HERE—> to check out the incredible young people that are presenting at YELS this year! 

The Minnesota Youth Council hosted the very first Youth in Educational Leadership Summit (YELS) in 2019 at Patrick Henry High School. It was exciting day full of trainings and workshops designed and facilitated entirely by youth. Teachers, coaches, parents, and other mentors also participated in our student facilitated Adult Partner track, where they learned how to best support young leaders. See a recap of the day’s events in our YELS2019 Wakelet!

And, give this YELS podcast created by the student podcasters at StoryArk a listen!

Questions? Email youthvoice@mnyouth.net

YELS 2021 is generously supported by Youth Service America and the Graves Foundation!