Author Archives for Lizzy Shramko


RFP for 2018 YPAR Cohort Now Open!

Published on June 8, 2018 7:33 pm | Written by

Youthprise is pleased to announce that the request for proposal process for the 2018 Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) cohort is now open.

Looking Forward with Wokie Weah

Published on January 31, 2018 3:46 pm | Written by

As Youthprise looks forward to 2018, we sit down with President Wokie Weah to find out what’s changed with the organization and what’s next for young people in Minnesota....

Now Funding Somali Youth Entrepreneurs!

Published on July 24, 2017 5:47 pm | Written by

The Somali YES! Fund is an initiative that invests directly into projects led by Somali youth entrepreneurs. This initiative is a part of the Somali Youth Development Fund established...

An Investment in the Future

Published on November 14, 2016 11:15 am | Written by

“As we looked at our mission to make sure all youth thrive, it meant we have to start with the youth that were experiencing barriers because of poverty, lack...

Meet our 2016 Capacity Building Grantees

Published on October 3, 2016 7:07 pm | Written by

In October of 2016 Youthprise’s Board approved 40 grants. Totaling $320,000 The goal of our 2016 capacity building grantmaking is to increase the ability of organizations to participate in...

Economic Opportunity

Published on September 8, 2016 10:15 am | Written by

Minnesota’s youth unemployment rate is 11% for all youth, and over double that for youth from communities of color Creating access to economic opportunities for young people is a...

Health & Safety

Published on August 15, 2016 8:12 pm | Written by

Although African American youth represent 7% of the juvenile population, they comprise 35% of the total arrests for serious and violent crimes and 65% of the arrests involving curfew,...