Agyeman-Mensah '19 selected for MN Youth Council

Stacy Glaus

Boatemaa Agyeman-Mensah '19 has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council representing MN Congressional District 6.

The Minnesota Youth Council (MYC) is a collaboration of youth and adults working together to empower and mobilize young people across the state to exercise their voices, opinions and ideas and take action on issues affecting youth.

Boatemaa is not only entering her final year at Breck, she is also the student body president, a member of the integrity council, student action council, tri-sport captain, and student-leader in the black affinity group. 

Boatemaa is passionate about topics surrounding social justice and loves being involved in the community. She hopes that her service on the Minnesota Youth Council will create a lasting impact in her community through racial advocacy.

The Minnesota Youth Council is an official legislative committee for youth to provide advice and recommendations to the legislature and governor. They focus their impact through policy and education initiatives.

During the first half of the year, youth representatives act as an advisor committee to the Minnesota Department of Education. They advise staff on youth issues in education and strive to advance equity, personalized, and holistic education for all young people in Minnesota. Representatives also work closely with other statewide agencies including the Department of Health to ensure all youth have access to clean water, air, and equal opportunities across the state.

During the last half of the year, youth representatives work with the Minnesota State Legislature as an official committee of the Minnesota state government.  Members meet with elected officials, advocate for legislation and policy platforms that support equity and young people and hold legislative committee meetings to hear legislation directly from elected officials.

To contact Boatemaa directly, please email youthvoice@mnyouth.net, with “Boatemma Agyeman-Mensah” in the subject line.

Learn more about the Minnesota Youth Council and how you can partner with the Youth Member from your district at www.mnyouth.net.

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