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Youth in Education Leadership Summit (YELS) - Apply NOW!

Across the state, young people are in positions of leadership in their schools and communities, working within the same system and towards similar goals regarding education and equity. However, we rarely have the opportunity to meet and collaborate directly. We know that strong youth voice, representation, and partnership is necessary in order to create a Minnesota that empowers ALL students.

To move us towards this goal, the Minnesota Youth Council will be hosting the Youth in Education Leadership Summit (YELS). Students across Minnesota grades 8 - 12 are invited to join us on April 24 and 25 for an exciting day full of virtual trainings and workshops designed and facilitated by their peers. We are also inviting parents, teachers, and community members to attend and learn directly from students how to best support them as they work to shape their experience in education.

We would love to have student leaders attend and/or lead a session at the YELS– we know the work they are doing is powerful and would inspire so many students! If students are interested in attending, please register here. Registration is free for all attendees. Please make sure to let us know if getting there is a barrier for your students and we’ll work with you!

If a student is interested in leading a half-hour or one-hour session, please fill out this form! We value the time and effort it takes to lead a workshop, so we're also providing stipends for students facilitating sessions! The priority deadline for presenters is March 8, so please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to

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