Minnesota Alliance with Youth


AmeriCorps Promise Fellows creating bright futures!

What supports and resources do young people need to succeed in school?  How can we join together to meet the needs of students that are facing additional challenges such as teen pregnancy, poverty or unstable housing?  On September 28th, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows Leah Bentfield and Alex Spirov, both serving at Minneapolis Public Schools’ Longfellow Alternative […] Read more »


2016-17 Minnesota Youth Council MEmbers Officially Sworn In bY Judge Laura Nelson On Sunday, September 25, Minnesota Alliance With Youth hosted a Swearing In Ceremony at the Holiday Inn Bloomington to honor the new and returning members of the Minnesota Youth Council. The Minnesota Youth Council, a collaboration made up of youth and adult partners […] Read more »

Black Brilliance Discussion Guide

Black Brilliance is a documentary created by Twin Cities PBS, as part of the American Graduate campaign, celebrating the brilliance of five black Minnesota high school students. GradMinnesota and Minnesota Alliance With Youth have developed a discussion guide designed to assist in thinking more deeply about the issues highlighted in the film and developing a […] Read more »

GradNation: A Visit to El Colegio High School

At El Colegio Charter School in Minneapolis, something incredible is happening.  In a state where the graduation rate for Hispanic students is 65.6 percent, El Colegio students are defying the odds, with 85 percent of the Latino students in the 2016 senior class graduating.  What are the key ingredients at El Colegio that foster this […] Read more »

What’s Working: 7 Tips for Using Collective Impact to Raise Graduation Rates

By Eva Harder, originally appeared on America’s Promise Alliance’s blog on July 12, 2016. Can collective impact raise graduation rates? That’s the question representatives from two nonprofits, a government agency, and the private sector explored at this summer’s National Forum on Education Policy.  The Education Commission of the States hosted the forum, holding up the […] Read more »

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