Minnesota Alliance with Youth


    Minnesota Alliance With Youth will begin hiring AmeriCorps Promise Fellows for 2016/2017 starting December 1st!  Devote a year to service and youth engagement!

    Creating innovation through collaboration, GradMinnesota is an initiative of the Alliance, the Office of the Governor and the Minnesota Department of Education that aims to end the state's dropout crisis by 2020.

    Showcasing the power of the collective impact of youth, the documentary State of Using (created by the young members of the Minnesota Youth Council) profiles Minnesota youth who struggled with drug and alcohol use. Learn more.

Improving outcomes for Minnesota's youth:

See how the promises change lives
  • Caring adults
  • Safe places
  • A healthy start
  • Effective education
  • Opportunities to help others

Ensuring Youth Success!

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows dedicate a year of service to help Minnesota youth succeed; in school, work and life.  Promise Fellows help youth overcome challenges with academics, attendance and behavior, and set young people on a path to graduation success.  Interested in serving a year?  Apply today!

Learn more about the Alliance!  

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2015–16 Minnesota Youth Council Ready to Lead

On Sunday, September 27, Minnesota Alliance With Youth hosted a Swearing-in Ceremony at the Holiday Inn Bloomington to honor the 12 new members and 21 returning members of the Minnesota Youth Council. The Minnesota Youth Council, a collaboration made up of youth and adult partners from each of the eight Minnesota congressional districts, provides young […]

The Graduation Crisis: Minnesota’s Challenge

In 2014, approximately 53,524 students in Minnesota graduated from public high schools. While these students culminated their educational journey with the satisfaction and pride of receiving a high school diploma, many students watched empty-handed as their peers walked the stage. In fact, thousands of students were left without robes and mortarboards; 5,164 young people dropped […]

New Staff at the Alliance

The Alliance is thrilled to welcome FIVE new faces to our team! Thanks to the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and State Farm, we’re adding Dr. Cammy Lehr as GradMinnesota Project Manager. Noam Wiggs is joining us to fill the space left by Nick Beecher in our Promise Fellow Training […]

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