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Northfield YMCA Youth in Government

Model United Nations 2023 Flyer

In partnership with the YMCA of the North and the YMCA Center for Youth Voice, Northfield sends a delegation annually to two major Youth Government Conferences: Youth in Government (previously called Model Assembly) and Model United Nations. These conferences encourage students to find their voice. Delegates spend their days debating passionately with their peers, and then spend evening activities making new friends from around Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Having civically engaged students in our communities is so important, and why we believe fully in the YIG motto:

"Democracy must be learned by each generation"


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Model United Nations 2023

It’s Model UN season again! Each Spring season Northfield students attend the YMCA Model United Nations. Student country groups simulate the UN by representing countries and debate real international issues affecting our world.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

2023 Conference Dates: Model UN, March 30th - April 1st 

MUN Launch - via Zoom: Saturday, February 25th, 2023 (10:00AM - 12:30PM). Email Brent for link!

Upcoming Northfield Delegation Meetings:

  • February 3rd, 2023 (6:30-7:30 PM): Informational Session and Registration Help. Northfield High School, Room H102
  • February 13th, 2023 (6:30-8:00 PM): Delegation Meeting #1. Northfield High School, Room H102
  • February 25th, 2023: MUN Launch. Virtual Meeting Link and Time TBD
  • February 27th, 2023 (6:30-8:00 PM): Delegation Meeting #2. Northfield High School, Room H102
  • March 13th, 2023 (6:30-8:00 PM): Delegation Meeting #3. Northfield High School, Room H102
  • March 24th, 2023 (6:30-8:00 PM): Final Delegation Meeting. Mandatory for students and parents/guardians. Northfield High School, Room H102
  • March 30th - April 1st: Model UN Conference @Downtown Minneapolis Marriot Center Hotel


For questions on how to get involved in the Northfield Delegation please email For further registration information, please visit the YMCA Center for Youth Voice website, found here.


Delegation Director Contact:

Brent Horwart


Or email the Northfield Area Family YMCA at directly with any questions, comments, to volunteer, or submit a donation to the Northfield Youth in Government program. Thank You!



2022-2023 Steering Committee
2022-2023 Student Steering Committee

2022-23 Delegation Student Steering Committee:

These students work year-round to recruit students, run delegation meetings and attend special statewide retreats to make sure YIG is always student led.

Committee Chair: Paige Mier

Committee Vice Chair: Charlotte Flory

Secretary: Ella Hegland

Committee Rep: Connor Percy

Committee Rep: Margaret Muth

Committee Rep: Miles Martig




2023-2024 Steering Committee
2023-2024 Student Steering Committee

2023-2024 Delegation Student Steering Committee:

As elected by Northfield Delegates during the 2023 Youth in Government Conference, these students will lead our Northfield Delegation into next year's conference and beyond!

Committee Chair: Charlotte Flory

Committee Vice Chair: Corrie Demas

General Member: Savannah Mellies

General Member: Connor Percy

Junior Member: Ben Heinritz








Youth in Government 2023 Conference: Northfield Delegation

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