Minnesota Alliance with Youth


    Apply now to become an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow or VISTA for the 2017/18 term!  Devote a year to service, youth engagement, and eliminating poverty!

    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.

    Minnesota Youth Council gives young people a platform to develop and strengthen their voices and engage in dialogue with legislators and decision makers at the state and local levels. Learn more.

Improving outcomes for Minnesota's youth:

See how the promises change lives
  • 1Caring adults
  • 2Safe places
  • 3A healthy start
  • 4Effective education
  • 5Opportunities 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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Reengaging Young People into School: Project Return

By: Daniel Martinson, AmeriCorps VISTA serving with GradMinnesota I asked Nina what she needs to stay in school. She answered, “Someone to be there for me”.  Nina is 14 years old.  When “life happened” and her family’s living situation became unstable, Nina and her mom moved in with her great-grandma for a short stint.  When […]

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