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 10 – January 13, 2019


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 $425* 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

*Discounts applied for early registration (prior to October 3) and limited financial assistance available to those who qualify

2019 Governor Cayenne Korder

2019 Lt. Governor Michael Pak

2019 Secretary of State Charlie Schumer

2019 Speaker of Sanford House Justin Reiling

2019 President of Knutson Senate Adrian Ali-Caccamo

2019 Speaker of Humphrey House Evan Leebens

2019 Speaker of Sibley House Anne Guidera

2019 President of Stassen Senate Jude Houle

2019 President of Ramsey Senate Caleb Korder

2019 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Luke Stavedahl

2019 Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Alissa Zhao

2019 Chief Judge of the District Court Sadhika Prabhu

2019 Chief Judge of the Trial Court Dane Germany

2019 Lobbyist Director Sonja Tesdahl

2019 National Issues Forum Presiding Officer Alyse Dees

2019 Media Director Kelsey Deering