Model Assembly

Students learn about government and leadership, as well as about themselves—their abilities, interests and responsibilities as citizens of a participatory democracy.

Model United Nations

A working replica of the UN, conducted by students who "adopt" a nation and research its history, economy, culture and system of government.

Respectful Conversations in Schools

A facilitation protocol that provides teachers and students with a model for approaching controversial public issues that is responsive to the current political climate, particularly the increase in political polarization.

Student Election Judge Network

Serve as an election judge and GET PAID to learn more about the election process and to provide a great service to the community.

Kids Voting Minnesota

Students K-12 cast their vote on Election Day at a “polling place” in their school building, offering an authentic and real-world voting experience for young people across Minnesota.

Conference on National Affairs

"National Youth in Government" where Minnesota students meet with 600 of their counterparts from around the nation to debate national and international issues.

National Judicial Competition

Teams of students from around the country gather to hone their argument skills and see who can present, and win, their case best.

Youth Day at the Capitol

Connect young people with community experts and local policymakers to get them talking with their legislators about issues that are important to them.