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Beat the Odds

By: Emma Chambard, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of Children Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds scholarship program this year. Over 197 young people submitted applications this year from all over the Twin Cities. All 197 applicants had such […] Read more »

Little Things That Make Your Day

By Marcos Macias, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at White Bear Lake Area High School, North Campus On the Tuesday before semester break one of my students came to me with a request. She had trouble articulating what she wanted from me initially. She ended up saying that she shared a document with me for some reason. […] Read more »

Giving Back

By Tara Gibb, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists I have become very aware of the need at our school to find ways to support our youth as far as even their basic needs are concerned. One student in particular really touched my heart and inspired me to want to […] Read more »

Reengaging Young People into School: Project Return

By: Daniel Martinson, AmeriCorps VISTA serving with GradMinnesota I asked Nina what she needs to stay in school. She answered, “Someone to be there for me”.  Nina is 14 years old.  When “life happened” and her family’s living situation became unstable, Nina and her mom moved in with her great-grandma for a short stint.  When […] Read more »

Youth Day at the Capitol 2017

Minnesota Youth Meet Lt. Governor Tina Smith At Youth Day At The Capitol Tuesday, March 21, 2017 What: Nearly 600 young people in grades 6-12 from across Minnesota will be part of Youth Day At The Capitol, an annual event designed to give young people an opportunity to talk to legislators about issues that are important to […] Read more »

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