Minnesota Alliance with Youth


We’re family here.

By Alexa Van Dyck, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Edison High School In my office, which I share with four other counselors, I have an enormous white board above my desk. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve allowed students to write or draw whatever they want on it, as long as the images/words […] Read more »

It’s important, you see?

By Sara Mitchell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Bemidji High School “Why you late for school, son? Get to class!” I teased him. He cracked a smile, flashed me his pass, and said something like “It’s okay – it’s excused.” Later that week, after I told him it was great to see him in school on […] Read more »

Promise Fellow Week Throwback Thursday!

Happy Promise Fellow Week Throwback Thursday! It’s #TBT Promise Fellow style and we’re throwing it back to the 90s when the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program was born! Download our special edition Promise Fellow MASH and Magic Eye games and celebrate in 90s style! 90’s Promise Fellow Playlist  Promise Fellow Magic Eye Promise Fellow Fortune Teller (click […] Read more »

Alumni Star: Joy McBrien

Joy McBrien is the CEO and Founder of Fair Anita, a social enterprise and one of the first Public Benefit Corporations in Minnesota. Fair Anita works with 8,000+ women in 16 countries, selling fair trade products to create economic opportunity for marginalized women around the world. Joy served at Laura Jeffrey Academy, a girl-focused middle […] Read more »

Alumni Star: Kate Byrne

Kate works for the Brooklyn-based non-profit Girl Be Heard, a non-profit that amplifies, develops, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.  As Executive Assistant, Kate is the right-hand woman to the CEO and Co-Founder, and provides support for special projects, events, global programming, and performances. Kate came to Americorps with a degree […] Read more »

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