Youth in Government

Youth in Government

Check back in the fall for more information on the 2018-2019 season.

Interested in discussing important current issues and simulating state government? Then Youth in Government (YIG) is for you!  In YIG, students in grades 8-12 pick an area of interest and then assume the role of legislator, court of appeals lawyer, newspaper reporter, lobbyist, or other government position. Students prepare legislation, debate bills, write court briefs, or dozens of other things as they prepare for their particular role. The program culminates with 4 days of model assembly in January at the Minneapolis Hilton and St. Paul Capitol complex.  For more information, please contact Mark Zitzewitz at 612-308-9450 or

Registration Information

  • Total registration fee is $490.00. You must register with 2 organizations:
    • 1. Register with Community Education through FeePay.  The fee to Community Ed is $80 – pay this fee online hereDUE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25.
    • 2. Register with the YMCA at The fee to the YMCA is $410.
      • You will need to put a deposit down via credit card with the YMCA. Half of the remaining balance will be drawn from that card on November 7 (first Tuesday in November), with the remainder drawn from that card on December 5 (first Tuesday in December).
      • If you have trouble with the YMCA site, please contact their Customer Service Center at (612) 230-9622.

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