Author Archives for Shanell McCoy


Design Thinking: Youth Centered Innovation

Published on October 30, 2017 8:05 pm | Written by

When Youthprise began in 2011, the organization was tasked with developing strategies to spark innovation in the field of afterschool and philanthropy. Innovation was a popular buzz word that...

Become an Art Fellow at Youthprise!

Published on June 12, 2017 4:21 pm | Written by

By adding artistic expression to organizational practices and the internal structure of Youthprise, we will also be supporting the establishment of the young artists involved as well as advancing...

Diversifying Our Bench of Leadership

Published on June 12, 2017 3:56 pm | Written by

Youthprise has always been committed to cultivating a diverse staff that has a wide range of leadership skills and experiences. In 2017, we welcomed four new staff members to...

Youthprise Visits… Cycles For Change!

Published on May 8, 2017 3:54 pm | Written by

This month, Youthprise made a visit to Cycles for Change in St. Paul! The mission of Cycles for Change is to build a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists....

Meet Our Digital Media Intern

Published on February 6, 2017 6:08 pm | Written by

Hey there! My name is Jasmine Bautista. Over the month of January, I worked with Youthprise as the Digital Media Intern. Currently, I am a senior at Buena Vista University...

Urban Roots Blooms in St. Paul

Published on December 6, 2016 8:54 pm | Written by

Written by Susan Marchand Higgins “Bloom where you are planted.” Gift stores display the phrase on cards, framed in posters and painted on rocks. Google it and you will...

Give to the Max through November 17!

Published on November 8, 2016 8:58 pm | Written by

Every year, thousands of Minnesota organizations participate in Give to the Max Day. Give to the Max Day is an annual day of giving facilitated by GiveMN. This year,...

Social Media Tips!

Published on October 20, 2016 9:44 pm | Written by

My role as the social media coordinator has been defined by a series of trial and error. What I thought was just posting things to Facebook and Twitter evolved...