Category: YouthSpeak Stories

Rochelle & Nadia | Changemakers

Rochelle Lund and Nadia Linoo are two Research Associates that create YPAR curriculum, help facilitate trainings and support the Youth Research Network as a part of Youthprise’s YPAR team.

Meet Miah | Changemakers

Miah fights for a more just food system in Minnesota, advocating for access to healthy and culturally-relevant food options for Minnesotan communities.

GaoZong and Mai Shoua Interview

At 18-years-old, GaoZong and Mai Shoua are using the power of digital storytelling to shift the narrative about young people in Minnesota.

Rose Whipple | Changemakers

Changemakers is a series that profiles young people who are making radical changes in communities across Minnesota. Meet Rose. Changemakers is a series that profiles young people who are making radical changes in communities across Minnesota. At 16-years-old, Rose Whipple has already had a profound impact. She is an indigenous youth organizer that has advocated […]

Preparing the Next Generation

Creating access to economic opportunities for young people is a key part of ensuring the long-term success of youth and communities in Minnesota. Beyond providing youth with engaging and high-quality out-of-school time programming, workforce development and entrepreneurship training for youth are critical. As an intermediary, Youthprise is uniquely positioned to partner with cross-sector partners in […]

Community Ambassadors Initiative: A Portrait Project

The Community Ambassadors Initiative was made to help young people, particularly youth of color, to stay out of the criminal justice system and develop better relationships between police officers and their community. Community Ambassadors Initiative: A Portrait Project Author & Photographer: Nancy Musinguzi The year 2016 has forged difficult conversations around the issues of racial […]

An Investment in the Future

Minnesota’s US Attorney, Andy Luger, needed someone to take leadership in the midst of controversy. Last summer, the Department of Justice launched a new pilot project — Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) — in three cities, including Minneapolis. The goal? To prevent recruitment and radicalization by investing money in the Somali community to create new opportunities […]

A New North

On the North Side of Minneapolis, a group of young people bans together to take research into their own hands. Each week they gather to study the relationship between those who call North Minneapolis home, and the police who work there.   Who Are They?   Darius Powell, Tyson Trueblood, Sharia Cook, Demetrius Compton, Christopher […]

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