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EHS junior will serve on Minnesota Youth Council

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Edina High School (EHS) junior Anushka Thorat has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council, representing Minnesota Congressional District 3.

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.

In her MYC application, Anushka said she is a strong believer in social justice, political reform, and “the power of youth to reshape society.” Through MYC, she hopes to “mitigate the socio-economic achievement gap throughout Minnesota, encourage equity reforms and uplift Minnesotans from low-income neighborhoods.”

The state legislature formally recognized MYC in 2013 by passing into law the Minnesota Youth Council Committee Bill, which establishes the MYC as an official legislative committee, creating a system for youth to provide advice and recommendations to the legislature and the governor.