Charlie Schmit, Washburn HS Debater, Named to Minnesota Youth Council

Washburn Debater Charlie Schmit

Washburn High School sophomore, Charlie Schmit, was named a member of the Minnesota Youth Council.

The Minnesota Youth Council (MYC) is a collaborative of youth leaders that mobilizes their fellow middle and high school peers across the state to create equitable systems through youth led outreach, education, and advocacy. Minnesota Youth Council members focus their impact on four issue areas: Health and Wellness, Environmental Justice, Education Equity, and Juvenile Justice.

Charlie tells us,

“I joined the MYC as a place to help better my community around me. Some areas I want to improve would be public education, specifically in the Minneapolis public school system ,and working towards a better cleaner environment. A specific goal, environment-wise, would be ending the building of the Line 3 tars sands oil pipeline. But really, all I want to do is help improve the lives of everyone around me. (Also, I will always be a debater!)”


Charlie also looks forward to resuming his time competing on the Washburn Debate Team, where he will also have a chance to engage in environmental issues. This year’s topic is water resources.

“I look forward to hopefully having in person debates this year because I really miss those! I’m also really looking forward to learning about a whole new topic. This year’s topic is awesome. It’s an important issue I’m not educated on enough, so hopefully debating about it will help me learn some new info.” 


Let’s wish Charlie the best of luck as he pursues his vision for Minnesota on the Minnesota Youth Council, and for this season competing as a Washburn Miller. As he says, “Let’s get this bread!”

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