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!

Economic Opportunity

Published on September 8, 2016 10:15 am | Written by

Minnesota’s youth unemployment rate is 11% for all youth, and over double that for youth from communities of color Creating access to economic opportunities for young people is a...

2015 Annual Report

Published on August 23, 2016 7:16 pm | Written by

In 2015, Youthprise implemented a racial equity plan to develop solutions to address disparities that impact success for young people in Minnesota. Learn how Youthprise is integrating racial equity...

Health & Safety

Published on August 15, 2016 8:12 pm | Written by

Although African American youth represent 7% of the juvenile population, they comprise 35% of the total arrests for serious and violent crimes and 65% of the arrests involving curfew,...

Learning & Social Emotional Development

Published on July 28, 2016 7:13 pm | Written by

Only 1 in 3 lower income youth participate in out-of-school time/expanded learning programs in Saint Paul and Minneapolis Youth/adult partnerships are a core component of all of Youthprise’s internal...

Victory for Equity at the Legislature

Published on July 18, 2016 7:53 pm | Written by

The 2016 session of the Minnesota Legislature was fast and furious – and ultimately productive for our state. A big focus of the session was equity – how the...

To dream the impossible dream

Published on July 8, 2016 8:15 pm | Written by

July 8, 2016 Like most Minnesotans, I woke up yesterday to the horrific news of Philando Castile’s death. My first thought was for his family. I marveled at the...