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Northfield Integrates Five Promises Through Healthy Community Initiative

Beyond “Cows, Colleges and Contentment,” Northfield also offers award-winning integrated services for families and youth, fueled by its Healthy Community Initiative (HCI). Like the Alliance, HCI is an intermediary organization,…

Hastings Middle School Fosters “Safe Space” in Out-of-School-Time Programs

Promise Fellows Stephanie Schiebe and Mark Bauer, who are supporting students at Hastings Middle School, found a “cohesive faculty, a strong social environment, and cooperative relationships,” contributing to the “safe…

Minnesota Youth Council Members Bridge Gaps in Bemidji

Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Bemidji, Minn., may not appear to share much in common beyond access to water, but for Minnesota Youth Council member D’Andre Gordon, both are home. This…

Alliance Work Supports Gains In Grad Rate

As Minnesota’s high school graduation rate hits a 10-year high of 79 percent, the Minnesota Alliance With Youth celebrates the collective work that undergirds this increase, a multi-sector approach the…

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point By Promise Fellow Rachel Loose “What is one thing you like best about yourself?” asked the mentor.  “That I’m not afraid to be myself,” responded the mentee. One…

Norms and Exceptions in the Life of a Promise Fellow

Norms and Exceptions in the Life of a Promise Fellow By Promise Fellow Elizabeth Drews The day started off like any other: a 6:15 rising, coffee-making, teeth-brushing, and grabbing my…

MYC Documentary Premiere

Minnesota Youth Council to Premiere Documentary, State of Using    Through the Minnesota Youth Council's mission to bring youth voice to discussions of community issues, this documentary aims to tell…

Scholarship Established in Memory of Ann K. Johnson

Ann Johnson was a longtime Alliance board member who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident last summer. She served as executive director of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and…

St. Paul Becomes GradMinnesota Community

By Maddy Wegner [caption id="attachment_11507" align="alignleft" width="300"] Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. (Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff)[/caption] St. Paul is the first of the Twin Cities…

MYC Members Address Children and Youth “Issues Briefing”

[caption id="attachment_11410" align="alignleft" width="480"] Aimee Vue, Malika Musa, and Essence Blakemore.[/caption] By Kori Redepenning Minnesota Youth Council members Aimee Vue, Malika Musa, and Essence Blakemore all served as panelists at…