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Ready to Serve!

As I experience my first days as President of Youthprise, I think back to nearly two decades ago, when I was sitting in the Minneapolis Convention Center in a room filled with cross-sector leaders to discuss the release of Mind the Gap. For those who are not familiar, this report highlighted racial and ethnic disparities […]

Board Statement on Incoming President, Marcus Pope

January 12, 2022 Dear Supporters and Friends: On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to announce Marcus Pope as Youthprise's new President. His appointment took effect on January 1, 2022. Marcus joined Youthprise in 2011 as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach and has served as Vice President since 2017. Marcus succeeds Youthprise’s founding President, […]

An End of Year Announcement from Youthprise President, Wokie Weah

December 23, 2021 Dear Supporters and Friends: As I take in the beauty of Minnesota’s changing seasons, I find myself reflecting on the new opportunities and adventures that seasonal changes bring. In less than a month, I will formerly retire as President of Youthprise, a philanthropic non-profit dedicated to increasing equity for indigenous, low-income, and […]

Youthprise: Disrupting with Purpose Event Series

Have you registered for our Disrupting with Purpose on November 16th? This event will focus on Black Excellence in Youth Entrepreneurship and include a panel Minnesota-based business owners who launched their businesses as youth.

5 Questions with My Bui, Programs & Grants Administrator

As an organization we're always busy making and fulfilling grants, and that in itself is a full-time job ... which is why we want to introduce you to My (pronounced "mee") Bui, our incredible Programs & Grants Administrator!

Saving for the Future Across Generations

Join us on 11/9 for a discussion on the challenges 4 generations face while saving for their futures. We’ll be sharing common experiences and exploring solutions that could help all save more for the future.

5 Questions with Libby Rau, Senior Innovation Officer

Libby Rau has been a supporter and a team member of Youthprise for nearly 10 years! As the Senior Innovation Officer, she provides strategic thinking and innovative strategies for engaging youth in all areas of the organization. Get to know Libby now!

5 Questions with Melissa Mitchell, Director of Partnerships

As our Director of Partnerships, Melissa Mitchell is responsible for managing partnerships or relationships with key youth serving orgs in the state, and making sure youth are properly connected to their support systems in the community!

Youthprise: Disrupting with Purpose Event Series

On September 21st, we held the second event in our Youthprise: Disrupting with Purpose series hosted by Lissa Jones-Lofgrenis, host of the KMOJ Radio show Urban Agenda!

General Operating Grants – Request for Proposals

General Operating grants provide funding to Minnesota based youth-serving non-profit organizations. The funding is focused on providing support for mission-related core functions that enhance organizational or programmatic operations.

5 Questions with Nadia Linoo, Research Manager

Have you met Nadia? If not, it’s about time you do! As the Youthprise Research Manager, she keeps our YPAR (Youth Participatory Action Research) program running smoothly!

Youthprise: Disrupting with Purpose Event Series

Have you registered for our Disrupting with Purpose on November 16th? This event will focus on Black Excellence in Youth Entrepreneurship and include a panel Minnesota-based business owners who launched their businesses as youth.

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