On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 the Minneapolis Youth Congress welcomed in its 2017-18 cohort at its 11th annual Oath of Office held at City Hall. Over 40 youth were sworn in at the ceremony that night, with the help of Judge David Piper and MPS Board of Education Director Don Samuels.
On June, 2017 the Minneapolis Youth Congress held its annual graduation party celebrating its seniors' completion of high school. Other MYC members and coordinators joined in on the festivities dining on homemade ribs and potatoes cooked by chef and MYC coordinator Johnell Hallman, as well as cake and sparkling cider. This year MYC said goodbye to seven seniors, who are now headed off to start their next chapter, college.
The Minneapolis Youth Congress is a representative body of youth that has authentic power and influence in decisions and policies relevant to youth. The Minneapolis Youth Congress works in collaboration with elected officials focusing on a common understanding of the welfare of the youth in the City of Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Youth Congress Advises
• City of Minneapolis
• Minneapolis Public Schools
• Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
• Hennepin County
• The Minneapolis Libraries in the Hennepin County Library System
• Minneapolis Police Department
• Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board
Membership and Structure
• 50-60 members
• 8th - 12th grade
• 1 year - 2 year term
• Full congress meets six times a year
• Committees meet twice a month
• Congress housed in the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board