Promise Fellow Service Benefits

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Become one of over 200 individuals who devote a year of service to narrowing the opportunity and achievement gaps in Minnesota – one youth at a time. Promise Fellows support students in grades 6-12 by connecting them to caring adults, service opportunities and out of school supports.

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Gain a Lifetime of Experience

  • Show your commitment and passion by dedicating a year to service
  • Join a peer-learning community and build skills needed for social sector careers
  • Gain experience with program development and management
  • Learn data tracking and how to use it for evaluation and measuring impact
  • Develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills
  • Increase your youth development experience
  • Take advantage of monthly opportunities for professional development
  • Build connections in schools and community organizations
  • Access hiring opportunities through the Employers of National Service program

Benefits Beyond Service

Special Opportunity! Bemidji State University PEDL and Minnesota Alliance With Youth announce a partnership to highlight their complementary programs. Individuals will be able to serve as AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and directly engage students in grade 6-12 while earning a teaching license at the same time. Learn More!

Support and Training

  • Ongoing, extensive support and training is provided on the program model and interventions
  • Promise Fellows meet regularly for training on topics ranging from interventions to education reform, the opportunity gap, building relations, conflict resolutions, and more
  • Members are offered a Life Coach during their term
  • CEU opportunities are made available to both Promise Fellows and Supervisors during our Regional, Mid-Year, and Promise Fellow Institute training.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be either a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. (Please review the eligibility requirements for more details.)
  • Successfully pass background checks
  • Interest in mentoring and working with youth, or past service experience

Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full-time or have another full-time position and serve with the Alliance. You may have additional part-time work while serving.

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We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, age, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.


Contact Kyle at kkline@mnyouth.net

Change Lives: Serve with AmeriCorps!

Apply today for the experience of a lifetime.

Help impact the graduation disparities in Minnesota by becoming an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow.  Serve at one of our school or community organization host sites located across Minnesota! 

Apply now!