Category: Blog

Racial Pride and Academic Achievement

Published on January 14, 2013 2:34 pm | Written by

In honor of Black History Month, every year in February children across the country have the opportunity to learn about contributions from African American writers, political figures, inventors, and...

Guest Blog Post from In Progress

Published on November 20, 2012 11:51 am | Written by

We anticipated Youthprise’s first round of grant making in May 2012 would help us build connections with a broad range of organizations – allowing us to learn from each...

Get out and Vote!

Published on October 25, 2012 1:42 pm | Written by

When I hear the pundits say how important the youth vote is ‘in this year’s election’ I chuckle and wonder what my parents must think – when the youth...

Turning the Lights On Afterschool

Published on October 9, 2012 1:48 pm | Written by

October 18th marks the 12th annual Lights On Afterschool project of the Afterschool Alliance. To celebrate the importance of afterschool programs Lights On Afterschool rallies will take place across...

Music to our ears

Published on September 11, 2012 3:31 pm | Written by

Afterschool programs are worth their weight in gold. Research tells us this, and now, so do our own eyes and ears. “Hot Cheetos and Takis” is a video-gone-viral starring...

Fulfilling the Youthprise Goals

Published on December 22, 2011 10:46 am | Written by

With youth and adults working side-by-side, Youthprise is striving to fulfill five goals to accelerate leadership and innovation beyond the classroom so that all Minnesota youth thrive. Check out...