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!

Introducing Gao and Mai Shoua

Published on April 3, 2018 2:42 pm | Written by

  Meet Youthprise's Podcasters-In-Residence GaoZong & Mai Shoua! premiering their new Podcast "Hear Us Out"

Rose Whipple | Changemakers

Published on March 7, 2018 8:33 pm | Written by

Changemakers is a series that profiles young people who are making radical changes in communities across Minnesota. Meet Rose.

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....

Announcing our Podcaster-in-Residence!

Published on December 11, 2017 6:17 pm | Written by

  Youthprise is opening a call for a brand-new initiative that capitalizes on the power of youth storytellers in digital media: our 2018 Podcaster-in-Residence. We are looking for passionate...

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.┬áThe latest police shooting can only be described as compound...

Preparing the Next Generation

Published on August 14, 2017 6:44 pm | Written by

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...

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...