Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, partnered with several other youth-serving organizations to bring more than 300 students in grades 6-12 to the Minnesota State Capitol to visit with legislators about issues of concern to them today.
A mock presidential primary election was held and the results are:
- Bernie Sanders with 51 percent
- Andrew Yang with 12 percent
- Amy Klobuchar with 11 percent
- Donald J. Trump with 25 percent
Youth also lead workshops on advocacy strategies and best practices, visited with several of Minnesota’s constitutional officers, and learned about additional civic engagement opportunities for youth.
Youth Day at the Capitol is co-sponsored by the YMCA, Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, MN Alliance with Youth, YWCA of Minneapolis, Minnesota Community Education Association and the Minnesota History Center.
About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 164 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.