Have you ever felt like you couldn't speak? That your voice was muffled, and no one cared about what you said? How about the time you wanted to make a change but realized you are not even legal to vote yet. There is a place where you can go to speak. To let your voice be heard. To share with others what bothers you about this world. To fuel your passion about bringing a change to this world even if others around you don't seem to care. This place is the Youth in Government Model Assembly.
An incredibly realistic and complex simulation of Minnesota state government, the Youth in Government Model Assembly will welcome approximately 1,600 students in grades 8-12 to take part in the Model Assembly Session on Jan. 7-10 at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis.
For three days, students form a mock government, consisting of the Legislature Branch, Judicial Branch, Media, National issues forum, Leadership Corps, Lobbyists and Executive Branch. Students participate within these program areas during the day and bring their positive energy and passion for government as well as the research they have prepared beforehand. During the evening, there are many fun activities for students to participate in, such as a carnival, the governors ball and the talent show.
Students need to register online at www.mnyig.org by Nov. 15; early bird rates apply through Nov. 1. Registrations must include the required deposit and will not be accepted after Dec. 1.
To find out more information about the Model Assembly, please see the attached document at bottom of this page or visit www.mnyig.org . Flyers are also available in the main office.
Parent information nights were already held, but there will be additional meetings/activities on Nov. 9, 14 and 23 and Dec. 7. The final parent/student information night for the Model Assembly Conference will be held Jan. 5 at the senior campus.