Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

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Youth Congress

The Youth Congress

The Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) is a leadership team that influences policy decisions relevant to young people. Made up of 55 teens in 8th through 12th grade, the MYC collaborates with elected officials to positively impact the welfare of Twin Cities youth.

Twice each month, MYC committees meet to problem-solve around issues of housing, safety, education, employment, transportation and health. In full Congress meetings every two months, MYC committees share opinions and propose solutions to the Minneapolis mayor, school board members and other elected officials.

The Youth Congress advises:

  • City of Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Hennepin County
  • Hennepin County Library
  • Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

History and Structure
The Youth Congress was founded in 2007 by the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board. The MYC includes 55 members, with 5 young people from each of the 11 planning districts. Members serve one- to two-year terms, and are usually active on one or more committees. Read the resolution creating the Youth Congress.

Youth Congress Committees

  • Education
  • Housing
  • Safety
  • Employment
  • Transportation

Want to join the Youth Congress?
The MYC accepts new members as spots become available. If you or a young person you know is interested in joining the MYC, watch for applications materials for the 2011 Congress. Email the completed application to pam.mcbride@ci.minneapolis.mn.us or fax it to 612-673-2346, attn: MYC.

Have questions?
Call the Minneapolis Youth Congress at 612-673-2708.