Minneapolis Youth Congress
The Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) met for the first time on October 25th, 2007. They have since gone on to help various organizations with multiple projects — such as helping Hennepin County with their annual Teen Job & Opportunity Fair and helping the Minneapolis Health Department with their smoke-free initiative. MYC is currently made up of fifty 8th-12th grade students. This page will be updated on as MYC continues to do great work around the city.
Recent MYC Activity & Other News
The Youth Investment Task Force — a coalition of the public, private, and civic sectors — held their initial meeting. Their aim is to better fund out of school time programming. The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Youth Congress both were a part of this meeting. We hope to develop a strong plan that will serve youth & families in our city.
Thanks to MAYOR JACOB FREY'S OFFICE for providing these photos.
The Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) has been one of the most important youth organizations for handful of years. They help with all sorts of initiatives around the city and we recently welcomed the class of 2019-20 with a special celebration. We invited a handful of special guests to speak about the importance of having a youth voice & presence in the community, welcomed family members to celebrate, and brought together youth supporters to fill City Hall with love. You'll find a full photo gallery of the 2019-20 Oath of Office celebration to the left.
In July of 2019 MSR DESIGN planned & held 3-weeks of architectural design workshops for the Minneapolis Youth Congress. Everyone learned a lot & had a ton of fun. We want to thank MSR for being great community partner and for having a positive impact on youth!
You'll find a short documentary highlighting our time at MSR to the side.
Every year we welcome a new cohort of MYC members, but we also say bye to another. The graduating class of 2019 was a special one and celebrated their send off with 1 final gathering — oh, and with lots of cake! Thanks for all that you did and good luck with all future endeavors!
MYC visited a workshop at Water Bar & Public Studio. During that visit, MYC members learned more about how to respect & protect ancestral land. They also got to join the larger group in creating art around these concepts. We thank the Water Bar for inviting us back year after year and for educating our community on land & water.