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March 27, 2018 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Help Young People Share Their Voice at the Capitol!
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, join us for Youth Day at the Capitol 2018 (YDAC18), an annual event connecting youth, community experts and local policymakers.
(For all info., use this link – youth-day-at-the-capitol-2018- tickets-39561277847)

Our goal is to get young people talking with their legislators about issues that are important to them. We want young people to understand that our elected officials work for the people, including young people!

The day is divided into five “tracks,” each of which includes the same core activities:

  • An interactive training focused on political advocacy and leadership
  • Meetings with legislators
  • Viewing the “1968” exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.
  • Time for a guided or unguided Capitol tour (you must register for a guided tour)

The core activities in each track are staggered to allow for an efficient flow of groups through the exhibit. Each track includes time for lunch; groups are responsible for bringing their own food, ordering from the Minnesota History Center, or finding a place nearby. See “Lunch Options” below for more information.

Groups can come early or stay late and include a free tour of the Capitol (either guided or self-guided). All attendees are invited to the Minnesota Youth Council legislative hearing from 2-4 p.m. at the Capitol to wrap up the day.

Arrival Times
Click on the “tracks” below to view a detailed schedule. Then pick the schedule that best fits your group’s needs.

Track 1 & Track 2 registration starts at 8:30 a.m
Track 3 & Track 4 registration starts at 9:30 a.m.
Track 5 registration starts at 10 a.m.

Planning Resources
How to Set up Meetings with Your Legislators

Let them know how many students are attending, your school, topic of discussion, and that you’re there as part of #YDAC18!

Free Capitol Tours
Guided Tours (must be scheduled ahead of time)
Self-Guided Tours (can be taken anytime)

Lunch Options
Bring your own food (strongly recommended)
Order box lunch from the Minnesota History Center
Buy lunch at the Minnesota History Center Cafe
Purchase food nearby

Accessibility Information
MN History Center
MN State Capitol

Want to make sure you have everything ready for YDAC18?

Look at the YDAC18 Checklist!

Youth Day at the Capitol Planning Team is made up of Minnesota Civic Youth, Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Minnesota Community Education Association, YWCA Minneapolis, Ignite Afterschool and the Minnesota History Center. Please email with any questions.




January 9th, 2018

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