On the evening of May 24, 2018 the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) and the Minneapolis Afterschool Network held its annual joint powers meeting at Central Library downtown. Youth and board members from the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Park & Rec Board.
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
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.