Youth in Government

  • Minnesota State Capitol Building   Youth in Government students


    Interested in discussing important current issues and simulating state government? Then Youth in Government (YIG) is for you!

    Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government programs are organized throughout the state to serve grades 8-12. Lakeville Area Community Education has partnered with the YMCA to offer YIG in Lakeville.  YIG is a simulation of state government.  Students pick an area of interest and then assume the role of legislator, lawyer, reporter, lobbyist, etc.  Students prepare legislation, debate bills, write court briefs, and conduct oral arguments or dozens of other things as they prepare for their role.  The program culminates with a fabulous four days of model assembly in January.


    Attend an Informational Meeting to learn more:

    • Thursday, Sep 23, 2021: 7-8 pm in the Kenwood Trail MS Auditorium
    • Thursday, Sep 30, 2021: 7-8 pm in the Lecture Room, D202 at Lakeville South High School


    Click here to view the 2021-2022 YIG informational flyer