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Northfield YMCA Youth in Government

Youth in Government 2023

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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Youth In Government Informational Sessions:

Monday, September 26 - Time: 6:30 p.m.

Monday, October 3 - Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location of sessions: Northfield High School, Room H124


2022-23 Important Dates:

Registration Opens: September, 27, 2022

Launch Online Convocation: November 5, 2022

Registration Closes: November 15, 2022

Youth in Government Conference: January 5-8, 2023

*Note: Informational sessions and delegation meetings will be scheduled soon - please continue to check back for updated information.


Delegation 2022-23 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



Northfield at Youth in Government:

This past January 41 Northfield students participated in the annual Youth in Government conference at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis and the State Capitol in Saint Paul. A 75-year-old tradition in Minnesota, Youth in Government recreates the state government, complete with a bicameral legislature, executive branch, trial, appellate and Supreme Courts, lobbyist program and a multi-platform media branch. Special thanks to all the YMCA volunteers in Northfield, advisors, and student leaders for making this even possible.

Pictured below: Youth in Government Conference Attendees

YIG Attendees