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Founded in 1997 Minnesota Alliance With Youth is a leading convener, collaborator, and capacity-builder for youth development in Minnesota. The Alliance’s work is driven by three core values; Equity, Quality and Collaboration.  We work with and for youth to ensure that all young people have access to the fundamental resources proven to ensure that youth succeed– the “Five Promises“– Caring Adults, Safe Places, a Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others. The Alliance is a state partner of America’s Promise Alliance and proud AmeriCorps partner.

2017 Annual Report Audited Financials

Our Mission

Minnesota Alliance With Youth works to ignite the spark in all young people in Minnesota to become actively engaged, develop strong voices, and acquire skills needed for success in school, work, and life.

Our Vision

All young people in Minnesota are highly connected to their communities, have hope for a brighter future, and are able to fulfill their dreams.

Our Goals

  • Foster youth engagement and leadership in schools, organizations, and communities across Minnesota.
  • Promote and practice innovation through collaboration and multi-sector approaches to meet community needs.
  • Create collective impact in Minnesota through common goals, agendas, measurements, and messages.

Youth Day at the Capitol 2013

Our Programs

Innovation Through Collaboration: AmeriCorps

The Alliance’s AmeriCorps Promise Fellow and VISTA members specialize in creative approaches to multi-sector work, bringing new perspectives to the issues of educational equity, poverty and the achievement gap.

Collective Impact: GradMinnesota

The Alliance helps communities statewide develop a framework of common goals, shared agendas, collective measures and unified messages.  GradMinnesota is an initiative of Minnesota Alliance With Youth with a vision that all young people in Minnesota will graduate from high school prepared for success.

Youth ENGAGEMENT: Minnesota Youth Council

The Minnesota Youth Council is a collaboration of young people from across the state of Minnesota working together to empower and mobilize the 325,000+ middle and high school aged people to work towards a Minnesota where no decision is made about them without them!

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