Minnesota Alliance with Youth


    Devote a year to service, youth engagement, and eliminating poverty as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow or VISTA.  Host sites like Twin Cities Academy help students reach their full potential!

    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. APPLY TODAY to serve on the council in 2017! 

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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Youth testimonials on Exclusionary Discipline Policies: Bridging Experience and Data

Minnesota has huge disparities in the application of exclusionary disciplinary policies. Black youth are 7 times more likely to be suspended or expelled than white students. Native youth are 6.5 times more likely to be suspended or expelled than white students. Youth in Special Education are almost 5.5 times more likely to be suspended or […]

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