Category: Blog

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....

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...

Navigating Compound Complex Situations

Published on August 28, 2017 5:37 pm | Written by

Although some time has passed, the complex issues surrounding one of Minneapolis’s latest police shootings remains fresh in my mind. The latest police shooting can only be described as compound...

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...

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....