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Finding Success with Early/Middle College

Early/Middle College programs are growing in popularity in Minnesota.  An innovative program designed to support students that find traditional school pathways challenging, Early/Middle College allows high school students to split…

Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown By Emily Kay, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minnesota Alliance With Youth with the GradMinnesota Initiative  A few weeks ago, on my third day of service, I was…

We Day Energy

We Day Energy By Sarah Adams, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Orono High School I was asked by my supervisor, Katie, to help chaperone 19 high school students at WE…

Talking Circle

Talking Circle By Meredith Myers-Petro, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving with Minneapolis Public Schools, Check & Connect, Ann Sullivan Middle School  This month is my first month of service, and it has…

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows Creating Bright Futures!

What supports and resources do young people need to succeed in school?  How can we join together to meet the needs of students that are facing additional challenges such as…

2016-17 Minnesota Youth Council Members Officially Sworn In

2016-17 Minnesota Youth Council MEmbers Officially Sworn In bY Judge Laura Nelson On Sunday, September 25, Minnesota Alliance With Youth hosted a Swearing In Ceremony at the Holiday Inn Bloomington…

Black Brilliance Discussion Guide

Black Brilliance is a documentary created by Twin Cities PBS, as part of the American Graduate campaign, celebrating the brilliance of five black Minnesota high school students. GradMinnesota and Minnesota…

GradNation: A Visit to El Colegio High School

At El Colegio Charter School in Minneapolis, something incredible is happening.  In a state where the graduation rate for Hispanic students is 65.6 percent, El Colegio students are defying the odds,…

What’s Working: 7 Tips for Using Collective Impact to Raise Graduation Rates

By Eva Harder, originally appeared on America's Promise Alliance's blog on July 12, 2016. Can collective impact raise graduation rates? That’s the question representatives from two nonprofits, a government agency,…

Minneapolis Sets Sights on Raising Grad Rates for ELL Students

[caption id="attachment_11479" align="alignleft" width="220"] "My parents would be proud of me because I will make their dreams into reality by receiving an education," Nathaly Carchi says."My dreams are big, but…