Youth Day @ City Hall

April 12, 2024

City of Minneapolis welcomes high school students to City Hall

The City of Minneapolis will welcome nearly 100 high school students to City Hall and the Public Service Building on Monday April 15th for Youth Day @ City Hall. The is inaugural event. It is designed to celebrate youth contributions to Minneapolis and invite their voices on critical issues.

Young people will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about several programs and/or services. Topics include legalized adult-use recreational cannabis, the City budget process, the Southside Community Safety Center, to the City’s Climate Equity Plan, and the implementation of traffic safety cameras. These are all topics and programs that the City is actively working on by city leaders and staff. 

“We want to highlight the ways young people make Minneapolis a vibrant City and a promising place for young people to grow up,” shared Karen Moe, Director, Neighborhood and Community Relations Dept. “Engaging their voices is a great way for them to understand how they can help improve their communities and the city they call home.”

Youth Day @ City Hall will also feature a resource fair. Attendees will get with information on city jobs, internships and career exploration programs. They will learn about student election judge opportunities, voter registration, emergency management preparation, and other city programs. City partners joining the resource fair include the Minneapolis Park Board and the Mississippi Watershed.

The City worked with programs from the Minneapolis Youth Congress, Patrick Henry/Camden Social Studies, MPS Citywide Leadership Members, Teen Health Empowerment Council, All Nations Students, Takoda Institute High School, and Parks Youth Advisory Council.

More information about youth employment opportunities, programs and resources on the City’s website.