Leveraging CampaignsYouthprise partners with high-performing organizations and creative thinkers who are making lasting, positive changes in the lives of young people. We believe in the power of leveraged philanthropy, so we look for opportunities to leverage resources and relationships to maximize our impact. Through strategic partnerships, we collaborate with organizations, individuals and institutions to advance a shared vision and mutual goals. To leverage our resources, Youthprise establishes restricted funds and provides matching dollars to seed new initiatives or help innovative programs go to scale so that more youth benefit. We collaborate with our leveraging partners to secure new resources and match donations to the restricted funds up to a 1:1 match. This strategy brings together multiple investors around common goals, incentivizes investment with matching funds, and promotes long-term sustainability.
Youth First represents an exciting partnership between Youthprise, the City of Northfield, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, and individual donors. Through this work, more than 80 high school students have been appointed to local civic boards and commissions. The project also supports more than 30 career exploration opportunities annually at the middle and high school levels.
Over the past 6 years, TSF has grown from a $30,000 volunteer-led organization, to a $3.4 million organzation with 70 full-time employees serving over 10,000 youth annually – all in support of the organization’s mission to:Empower Youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school academic support; Improve Lives by providing programs that advance physical health and social and emotional development; and Unite Communities by advancing diversity, equity and community well-being.
Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project is succeeding in providing a safe and fun haven for underexposed, stressed and traumatized students. We offer art based interactive classes with an environment of trust, safety, unleashed creativity, teamwork, fun, Jazz, and the art of endless possibilities.
World Savvy; an education non-profit, working to educate and engage youth to learn, work, and thrive as responsible global citizens; and Youthprise are partnering to establish a Youth Engagement Fellowship, a 24-month paid appointment for a recent college graduate based in World Savvy’s Minneapolis office. This position will capitalize on the engagement of young people participating in the World Savvy’s classroom program, alumni of World Savvy, and young adults new to World Savvy.
There are many ‘non-participating’ youth in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park who don’t know about and can’t get to our existing recreation facilities. In fact, 61% of kids in the Brooklyns during the summer of 2016 did not participate in summer programming. Our solution developed by the Alliance Strategy Team and operationalized by the Cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, was to bring mobile ‘brick and mortar’ recreation facilities to the community! Mobile Recreation Services “Rec on the Go” (ROTG) increases participation and eliminates barriers.
Promoting health and fitness among children while they are young can have a long-term positive impact on their physical, cognitive and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, many children from low-income families and communities of color do not have access to structured, high-quality fitness programs through which they can learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Youth Pro Fitness and Nutrition helps fill this void through YoPro – an age- and developmentally-appropriate fitness program and nutrition education curriculum for children ages 5 to 13. The program is designed to reach youth right where they are – in schools, youth programs and the community.
A grassroots movement, the Community Ambassadors Initiative (CAI) in St. Paul, is backed by the St. Paul Police Department, the city, and philanthropic organizations. Its mission is to heal police-community relationships in order to advance the wellbeing of their communities. While one of the aims of CAI is to prevent young people from interacting with the criminal justice system, the scope of the Initiative goes beyond prevention. CAI connects young people with community services and creates pathways to employment opportunities for young Minnesotans facing some of the greatest disparities in access.