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Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government is a youth-led, experiential learning opportunity, which involves over 1,800 Minnesota students each year. Participants research topics and prepare to present at the Model Assembly Session in January, held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Students participate as legislators, judges, media personnel, elected officials and more. Participants spend their days in official meetings and sessions and spend their evenings in structured free-time activities, including dances, karaoke, movies, a carnival and other options.
NOTE: Volunteer parent advisors are needed to chaperon Model Assembly. We must have a ratio of 1 advisor to every 10 students, so the parents are a critical part of this program! It would also be great if advisors could attend some delegation meetings, but not required. If you’d like more information, send an email to Genna at email@example.com.
All students wishing to participate in YIG: Model Assembly are REQUIRED to send an email of interest to Genna Torney, Orono’s delegation director. Approval is NOT guaranteed. Once approval has been given, directions will be given to register through Orono Community Education and the YMCA.
*Those who attended Model Assembly and/or Model United Nations in year’s past will be given priority registration.
YMCA REGISTRATION PROCESS: Student registration will be a two-part process. It is important that the processes be done in order and by the right people (i.e., parents shouldn’t be managing the student portion, nor should advisors).
YMCA Fee (paid upon registration at mnyig.org): $410, which includes regional training and the Model Assembly Program including hotel accommodations and activities.
Community Ed. Fee (paid upon registration via Community Ed FeePay): $90, which includes local coordination, delegation t-shirts and busing for YIG activities.
Genna must be notified by a parent if a student will be dropping the program. Refunds are not guaranteed.
Contact Genna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-449-8338 ext. 6350