Model Assembly

An incredibly realistic and complex simulation of Minnesota state government. Approximately 1,600 students in grades 8-12 take part in the Model Assembly Session every January.



What Do I Do?

The opportunities for discovery and growth are virtually limitless. The Model Assembly program is conducted almost entirely by students. Participants have opportunities to serve in a number of different program areas. They can serve as  legislators, judges, attorneys, lobbyists, and cabinet members, media representatives, or introductory Leadership Corps. members.

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  • Focus on state and local issues
  • Meet YIG participants from across the state
  • Choose from many program area options
  • Gain leadership positions in this entirely student-led state government 

Conference Date

January 5 – January 8, 2017


September – December


Students grades 8-12 from around Minnesota


Minneapolis Hilton
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota State Capitol Complex
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 


There are two parts to the cost: the State Fee and the Delegation Fee.

State Fee is $410* and includes:

  • Transportation during the conference
  • Conference fees
  • 3 nights in the conference hotel

Delegation Fee varies by delegation and includes:

  • Transportation to and from the conference
  • Varied delegation-specific expenses

*Limited financial assistance available to those who qualify

2017 Governor Tyler Zitzewitz

2017 Lt. Governor Hudson Fredericks

2017 Secretary of State Tommy Bye

2017 Speaker of Sanford House Quinn McDonagh

2017 President of Knutson Senate Calli Hughes

2017 Speaker of Humphrey House Joseph Anderson

2017 Speaker of Sibley House Lauren Skar

2017 President of Stassen Senate Ben Jaeger

2017 President of Ramsey Senate Cayanne Korder

2017 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Daniel Urke

2017 Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Cabrilla Francis

2017 Chief Judge of the District Court Hayden Schutt

2017 Chief Judge of the Trial Court Sadhika Prabhu

2017 Lobbyist Director Aili Evans

2017 National Issues Forum Presiding Officer Shreyas Sonbarse

2017 Media Director Isabella Matejka

2017 TV Station Manager Hannah Flemke

2017 Radio Station Manger Katelyn Ibe

2017 Newspaper Manager Nolan Murray

2017 Digital Media Manager Belen Benway