Minnesota Alliance with Youth

About Us

Minnesota Alliance With Youth is a leading convener, collaborator, and capacity-builder for youth development in Minnesota. We work with and for youth to ensure that all young people have access to 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 is the statewide host and coordinator of the AmeriCorps Promise Fellows.

Click here to see our 2015/2016 Annual Report and learn more about the Alliance’s programs!  To view our most recent audited financial statement, click here.


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.


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


  • 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.
  • Ensure the sustainability of the Alliance so that our work may grow and multiply.


The Alliance’s work is driven by three core values; Equity, Quality and Collaboration.


The Alliance hosts AmeriCorps Promise Fellows that serve youth in grades 6-10 across the state, as well as AmeriCorps VISTAs that increase the capacity of organizations and communities to address education inequities and eliminate poverty.  AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country.  These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

Promise Press

Learn more about the work of the Alliance in our quarterly Promise Press newsletters, highlighting projects, programs, successes, great stories and collaborations!



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