The work of GradMinnesota is directed by an Advisory Council of stakeholders including youth, nonprofit and business leaders, parents, teachers, administrators and government employees. The Advisory Council convenes partners’ voices, providing perspective and sharing best practices, programs and ideas.
The Advisory Council convenes bimonthly around one of the seven priority recommendations. Each meeting features a keynote speaker and opportunities for networking, discussion, brainstorming and sharing.
Advisory Council meetings are open to all- please come and add your voice to the coalition of community members working to help our student succeed!
Upcoming Advisory Council Meetings
October 19th GradMN Meeting: Join us for a conversation identifying barriers and solutions to transportation equity issues for Minnesota students. Featuring a Youth Panel from St. Paul Youth Services Youth Power initiative.
When: Thursday, October 19th at 4pm
Where: St. Paul Youth Services – Lower Level Community Space, 2100 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55119
December 14, 2017 from 9am-11am at the Minnesota Department of Education, CC13, Conference Center A
February 22, 2018 from 9am-11am at the Minnesota Department of Education, CC16, Conference Center B
Past Advisory Council Meeting Agendas and Content
September 28, 2017: Feature Topic: Recover and Re-engage Youth
June 15, 2017: Feature Topic: GradMinnesota Recommendation #3 Increase Mentoring Throughout the State
- Meeting Minutes
- BBBS of Central MN College & Career Readiness Activities
- Big Brother Big Sisters Powerpoint presentation
- MYC Omnibus Bill Summary
April 20, 2017: Feature Topic: GradMinnesota Recommendation #1 Ensure Quality Data is Available and Used to Effectively Target Supports for Students
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Past Monthly Newsletters
Three subcommittees drive the work of GradMinnesota. For more information on the subcommittees, or to become involved, please contact the appropriate co-chair:
- Legislative Advocacy Subcommitee Co-Chairs: Kori Redepenning, Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Ryan Mulso, Educators for Excellence
- Communication Subcommittee Co-Chair: Kate Suchomel, Minnesota Alliance With Youth
- Collective Impact Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Sarah Dixon, Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Roberto Reyes, Minnesota Department of Education
Thanks to America’s Promise Alliance and State Farm for their support of this initiative!