Updates from the Citizen's League

Attention YIG delegates, college students, and adults!


We at the state office would like to invite you to participate in some exciting opportunities offered by the Citizens League! The Citizens League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to ensure Minnesotans of all backgrounds and ideologies have the opportunity to be engaged, inspired and empowered to take an active role in public policy making.


  1. The first event is a great opportunity designed for college students of color or indigenous heritage. Are you a college undergrad interested in working at the State Capitol? Do you want to learn about the legislative process and how to do advocacy or community organizing work? Then you can apply for the Capitol Pathways internship for the 2018 Legislative Session!
    For more information, head to their website and make sure to apply by Nov. 27th at 11:59 PM!
  2. The second announcement is that they will be hosting a Mind Opener Policy Breakfast of Nov. 28th!! They will be joined by Lars Esdal, Executive Director of Education Evolving, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance student-centered learning for all students by supporting teachers designing and leading schools. Mr. Esdal will speak in-depth about the seven principles of student-centered learning that Education Evolving has identified, and how teacher-powered schools provide a means for realizing those principles. While this event would be an awesome learning opportunity for anyone, we especially encourage student leaders and teachers to attend. You can find information about the event and register online!
  3. Lastly, the Citizens League will be hosting an EdTalk on December 4th! For $5 you will be able to join in an engaging evening as they explore mindfulness in the classroom and how strong school and classroom culture supports social-emotional learning and academic achievement. Dr Candace Burckhardt will be speaking on mindfullness-based interventions for schools and Dr Clay Cook will be talking about how nurturing and responsive environments can promote social and emotional well-being. More information, including the speaker bios and registration, is available online


These are some really great opportunities and we sincerely hope that you’ll consider participating!


by Levi O'Tool, YIG Volunteer
Hastings Delegation, Class of 2017