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Minneapolis Youth Congress

MYC Taking Applications Now!

Interested in joining MYC and changing the world around us? We're currently taking applications. The deadline will be on September 27th, 2019 and new members will start in October. To apply, fill out the application below and send it to


The Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) met for the first time on October 25, 2007 at the Minneapolis Central Library.  They were collectively presented with brown MYC t-shirts with the No Decision About Us, Without Us! theme on each of their backs.  The youth were joined by elected officials from the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board endorsing this great movement for the City of Minneapolis in youth leadership, voice and power. 

Elected officials addressing the youth included Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman, Mayor RT Rybak, Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden and Minneapolis School Board Director Peggy Flanagan.  

Read the resolution that created  and passed by the Minneapolis Youth Congress in each of our jurisdictions. 

How to Apply
If you are interested or a young person you know is interested in applying to be a member of the Minneapolis Youth Congress, please complete an application and return it to or fax to 612.673.2346 (attn: MYC).

For all other questions regarding the Minneapolis Youth Congress , please call 612.673.2060. The resolution and application can be found below.

"No Decision About Us Without Us" ™

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



MSR Hosts Workshops For MYC

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!

Below is a short documentary highlighting our time at MSR. 

Christmas Break

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Youth at the Water Bar

MYC youth and youth from the Neighborhood Hub had the opportunity to learn about water, specifically the quality of water in Minneapolis verses bottled water from the Water Bar& Public Studio located in Northeast. This education and training is all in preparation for the Minneapolis Health Department's "ReTHINK your Drink SLOW ROLL" event this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at Commons Park.


This summer four Minneapolis Youth Congress members had the opportunity to intern at MSR Design once a week for three Thursdays learning the ins and outs of architecture and interior design.

2018 MYC Senior Celebration

On Thursday, June 29, 2018 the Minneapolis Youth Congress held its annual senior celebration honoring its 2018 high school graduates, who are now college bound.

MYC Oath of Office 2017

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.

MYC Oath of Office 2019-20

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.