Pre-Legislative Session is the first event of the year, hosted in February. Pre-Leg is an opportunity for all of the students to learn what the branches are and what is expected of them as participants in that branch. The information will be easy to understand for new students and returning students will be able to see the changes that were made, because there will be several. This event gives students an opportunity to experience all four branches and will help form their decision on what branch to serve in.
All Youth in Government events (Orientation, Pre-Legislative Session, and Conference) are business formal. This mean delegates are expected to dress to impress. Don’t know what business formal looks like? Watch this quick video made by Minnesota Youth in Government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLjAO480tP8
There is not any one place that would be best for a new delegate. It really depends on what you are interested in! If you are interested in debating, understanding case law, and in the judicial processes, be an attorney or apply to be a justice. If you are interested in learning how our state legislator works, then be a representative or senator. Do you like to write or create videos? Then consider participating in press.
Yes, although preparation in order to do so is very timely and first time delegates are encourage not to “double-dip”. If you are a returning delegate and are interested in participating in multiple branches, please consult your advisor before hand.
Yes, that is what they are there for! They would be more than happy to assist you with anything you need before our various events.
Have any questions that are not currently answered on this page? Feel free to email the state director or any of the officers to have your question answered!