As our partners know, the Alliance has always focused our work on increasing the graduation rates for all Minnesota youth. We are excited to share that after gathering extensive input from key stakeholders, the Alliance has decided to integrate the work of GradMinnesota into the Alliance organization-wide, officially phasing out the GradMinnesota initiative. This move will allow us to better sustain the work from a funding and partnerships perspective, support the Minnesota Youth Council and our AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and VISTAs in more deeply and intentionally focusing on the graduation disparities, and more thoughtfully engage with youth around the topic of graduation rates. Moving forward, here are a few key updates:

  1. Alexis Goffe, GradMinnesota Director, will be staying on at the Alliance and transition to the role of Director of Strategy and Engagement to lead the integration,
  2. We will continue our legislative and policy work and create an Alliance Legislative & Advocacy committee to build on the progress of the previous GradMN committee,
  3. We will create Minnesota specific goals to address and eliminate education disparities in our state,
  4. We will re-commit to a communications campaign to ensure that Minnesotans are better informed about the graduation disparities,
  5. We will continue to think about the partners that should be involved in this work and take time to thoughtfully engage them.

We thank you for your incredible partnership and support through our past GradMinnesota work, and hope that you will continue to work with us to ensure that reaching high school graduation is a goal that ALL Minnesota students achieve!

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Solutions that work for all MN Students

GradMinnesota’s Priority Recommendations identify the policies, programs and practices that ensure that students are prepared for success.  The GradMinnesota Resource Library provides information and resources on each of the Priority Recommendations.

Access the Resource Library

Get Involved

GradMinnesota relies on schools, communities, and government to play a shared role in increasing high school graduation rates and success. Our community leaders provide oversight and vision for the initiative, and a Strategy Committee drives the work statewide.

Partner Communities

Advisory Council

The work of GradMinnesota is directed by youth, nonprofit and business leaders, parents, teachers, administrators and government employees, and other stakeholders.  We need your voice!  Get involved with the Advisory Council.

GradMinnesota Advisory Council


See some of the national and state-level research and resources that are key to the work of GradMinnesota.



Handouts and information sheets about the work of GradMinnesota.