Calling Minnesota Youth!

Make Your Voice Heard on Tuesday, March 21

You are invited to Youth Day at the Capitol (YDAC), an event connecting youth, educators, and local changemakers around the legislative process.

The goal for the day is to get young people talking with their legislators about issues that are important to them. Doing so helps young people understand that our elected officials work for the people, including young people!

Before your young people visit with their legislator(s), we are inviting them to attend ONE of our Keynote/Training sessions. Sessions are held at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Choose the Keynote sessions that best fits your interests and schedule. The training is the same at all three sessions. Register here.


YDAC Scheduled Activities

In addition to the Keynote session and the legislative visit, we have arranged a number of other activities to fill your day. These include:

  • A rally on the Capitol steps at 9:30 a.m., led by Jayanthi Kyle, Minnesota singer/songwriter and activist.
  • A group photo on the Capitol steps at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Free Capitol Tours, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see the restoration up close and get an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government.
  • A “Lunch and Listen” from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Network with hundreds of other civically-minded young people from around the state and welcome a SURPRISE guest speaker at noon.
  • The opportunity to attend the Minnesota Youth Council meeting from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. to see young people and elected officials in action.
  • A social media contest – tweet, post and share your voice!
  • A stop by the Bike Press to help create your YDAC souvenir note card.
  • Treats from the Cookie Cart.

Make YDAC your own by attending the activities that best fit your interests and schedule.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Check-in + Rally on the Capitol Steps

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Session 1 : Art + Activism

  • Keynote – Jayanthi Kyle, Minnesota singer/songwriter and activist
  • Interactive training on advocacy and leadership by Anne Johnson

11:30 a.m. – Group Photo.

  • Join us at the capitol steps to take a group photo celebrating youth voice

11:45 a.m – 12:30 p.m Listen + Munch

  • Join us back at Capitol Ridge for a listening hour. Eat your sack lunch, meet with other YDAC attendees and share your voice
  • Surprise speaker at 12pm
  • NOTE: YDAC will not be providing lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Session 2: How Young People Can Have an Impact

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Session 3: A Reporter’s Take on the News

2:30 p.m. – Group Photo.

  • Join us at the capitol steps to take a group photo celebrating youth voice

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Attend the Minnesota Youth Council Policy Committee Meeting


Youth Day at the Capitol is a joint effort between:

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