YIPA’s advocacy for more Youth Intervention Program funding to meet the needs of Minnesota’s youth is always on the forefront. If we don’t plan ahead our legislative advocacy may not go as well as it could or should.
New Research Highlights Top Nonprofits Providing Educational Support for At-Risk Youth in Minnesota
Philanthropedia surveyed 85 experts with an average of 14 years of work experience providing educational support for at-risk youth and asked them to identify organizations having the greatest impact on a local level. The experts were asked to recommend up to four high-impact nonprofits and up to two promising start-up nonprofits working in this diverse field, which include nonprofits that focus on advocacy, training, in-school support, out-of-school instruction, and more.
Congratulations to YIPA members- Tree Trust, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, HIRED and Southcentral Workforce Council-for receiving grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to support disadvantaged teenagers and young adults in their search for employment.
St. Paul police and partners start new gang intervention program
Three great YIPA members all in one story. The VIP project means that instead of tagging some young people for minor, nonviolent offenses, St. Paul police officers will refer them to the YWCA in St. Paul or the Neighborhood House or 180 Degrees.