By Each Generation: 75 Years of Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government

High School students at the Minnesota State Capitol , circa 1950.“Democracy must be learned by each generation.” This belief inspired the creation of the YMCA Youth in Government program.

In 1946, the program’s first year in Minnesota, high school students from across the state met at the Capitol Building in St. Paul to discuss and debate the issues affecting their communities through a model legislature. Over the course of the following 75 years, tens of thousands of Minnesota youth have learned about what it means to be part of a democratic society.

They have discovered their voice and power as they debated the issues that mattered, and some have gone on to serve as elected officials.

Exhibit Details

What: By Each Generation: 75 Years of Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government
When: November 30, 2020 ­through April 2, 2021
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, 1st Floor Main Gallery
Hours: Open during regular building hours at Elmer L. Andersen Library

Curators: Ryan Bean
Exhibit Designer: Darren Terpstra

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