Leadership Opportunity for Youth: Apply for the Minnesota Youth Council!

Published on April 5, 2013 | Written by

Ever thought about joining the Minnesota Youth Council? Do you know a young person who could benefit from a leadership opportunity?

The Minnesota Youth Council is looking for youth-adult pairs from across the state of Minnesota to join us in expanding youth voice and being a part of decision-making processes at the state and local level. The MYC uses a youth-adult partnership model, where youth and adults actively collaborate to lead the initiatives of the Council together. Each youth applicant should apply with an adult partner – a youth worker, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, teacher, family friend, etc.


  • Be a youth and adult pair
  • Live in Minnesota
  • Youth must be entering 8th-12th grade


  • 4 hour per month time commitment (please note this does not include monthly meetings, retreats, or special events)
  • Must be able to travel to Twin Cities approx 5 times per year
  • Must be excited about expanding youth voice in Minnesota
  • Must be passionate about issues that affect youth

Benefits for Members:

  • Opportunity to receive training on the legislative process, community organizing, outreach and social media, leadership, community asset mapping and youth-adult partnerships, and philanthropy
  • Engage in dialogue with policymakers, elected officials and other community leaders
  • Opportunities to organize, lead and engage in events promoting youth voice
  • Develop communication, leadership and research skills that may be reflected in future scholarship, college and job opportunities
  • Be provided with the tools needed to bring about change in your community and the state
  • Have a chance to network and connect with other youth from across the state

How To Apply

  • Follow the link here to fill out the online application
  • Youth and adult pairs should apply together
  • We will contact you for an interview
  • Applications are due May 10th by 6pm, and interviews will take place the weeks of May 13th and 20th!

For more information contact Ashley Barnes at promisefellow@mnyouth.net

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