Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Promise Press Winter 2012; Volume 15, Issue 1

Promise Press Winter Edition

Inside this issue:

The Alliance is growing and making a difference
Sarah Dixon, President and CEO reflects on our growth (45%!), the “Multi-tiered Approach”, our “With Youth” philosophy and partners.

Multi-Tiered Approach
A data driven, evidence based model for youth success! Read more about what it is and how it works!

Progress…Measuring Success!
Learn about the impact Promise Fellows have made in Northfield, MN. The Latino population graduation rate skyrocketed from 36% to 90%! With our new Multi-tiered approach and data collecting program we will be able to show with certainty the extra capacity and support our AmeriCorps Promise Fellows provide makes an impact!

Youth Day at the Capitol
Hundreds of youth filled the State Capitol for meetings with Legislators. This event was sponsored by the Youth Policy Alliance, of which the Alliance is a member.

Video Campaign aims to keep youth in school
The Alliance and tpt in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education launched a youth-driven “by youth, for youth” public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of staying in school.

2011 Lt. Governor’s Red Wagon Awards
6 organizations and 10 individuals were recognized September for showing any of the following: increased academic achievement, civic engagement & service and exemplary leadership. The Otto Bremer Foundation was honored with the Star Partner Award.

Spotlights
A closer look at AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, Alumni, Youth and Communities from around the state of Minnesota.

Promise Fellow Alum Rose Teng reflects on how her current work is an extension of her year of service.

AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Vanessa Nesbitt give us a “day in the life” view of her responsibilities as an AmeriCorps member. Learn what she does, how she’s making an impact and why she chose to serve!

Youth Council member Christian Anderson shares his story about disengaging from school and his journey back to engagement and beyond!