Category: Blog

Inspiring Connections: Reflections on a Decade of Community Education – An Interview with Community Educator and Elder Mary K. Boyd

Inspiring Connections: Reflections on a Decade of Community Education - An Interview with Community Educator and Elder Mary K. Boyd A longtime community partner of Youthprise, Every Body’s In (EBI) is a movement that inspires Every Body to recognize the connection between formal education in schools and informal education in the community. EBI encourages members […]

Driving Change: A Call to Engage Youth in Public Safety & Focus on the Most Impacted

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.

Youthprise’s Youth Innovation Team Facilitates National Conference on Re-Imagining Afterschool

Youth-led teams from six cities determine how to divide $100k to support their projects Youthprise’s Youth Innovation Team spent December 2nd to December 4th in Chicago, facilitating the Youth Powered: Coming Together to Re-imagine Afterschool Conference in partnership with Every Hour Counts and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Young people from six cities across the […]

5 Questions with Melissa Boone, Office Manager

Melissa has an established background in customer service, leadership, new hire, and ongoing training and employee coaching. At Youthprise, Melissa provides full administrative support to the president and board of directors. Outside of work, her children keep her fairly busy and that is fine by her. However, when she makes time for herself she enjoys […]

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 […]

Job Posting: MAA Community Navigator (Tax Specialist)

Youthprise is seeking a Community Navigator (Tax Specialist) to join our Minnesota Afterschool Advance program!

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!

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!

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!

Job Posting: Research Associate

Youthprise is seeking a Research Associate to join our growing team!

5 Questions with Colleen Jordan, Nutrition Program Coordinator

In the last year our nutrition program has surpassed all projected milestones, serving over 2 MILLION meals, and behind that success are three key players! This week we want to introduce you to Colleen, our Nutrition Program Coordinator!