Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here you can expect to find posts about current grant opportunities, job openings, staff perspective pieces, and youth-created digital stories and podcasts. Enjoy!


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...

Mobilize the Power of Youth Video Contest

Published on September 18, 2012 3:04 pm | Written by

Youthprise is partnering with GiveMN to sponsor the Mobilize The Power of Youth Video Contest.  Create a video detailing how your organization enlivens, empowers, and engages young people.  The contest...

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...

Youthprise Appoints Nine New Board Members

Published on August 2, 2012 11:20 am | Written by

Youthprise is pleased to announce the election of nine new board members who represent the organization’s commitment to youth/adult partnership in creating innovative solutions to address the opportunity gap,...

Youthprise Board Approves $2.1 million in grants

Published on May 24, 2012 7:10 am | Written by

For Immediate Release Contact:    Karen Kingsley, Youthprise 612-564-4858 ext 5 Youthprise awards $2.1 million in grants to organizations serving youth in high-quality learning opportunities beyond the classroom Grantees...

Join the Movement for Expanded Learning and Afterschool

Published on March 22, 2012 11:35 am | Written by

When you see a young person skip to their drama class after school to explore Shakepeare in-depth, you know that expanded learning opportunities–learning beyond the classroom–make a difference.  And...

Supporting Youth Success Web/Audio Conference

Published on March 19, 2012 10:13 am | Written by

Youthprise and Greater Twin Cities United Way hosted a web and audio conference on the release of the recent report, Supporting Youth Success: The Promise of Expanded Learning Opportunities...