Empower entrepreneurial youth to ignite change in their communities by giving to Youthprise!
What better way to invest in our state than to invest in our greatest asset: our young people? Youthprise is an intermediary established by the McKnight Foundation to increase the quality, accessibility, sustainability and innovation of out-of-school time (OST) learning opportunities for ALL Minnesotan youth. Youthprise focuses on innovation in youth engagement, which we model internally by integrating young people in all aspects of our work from program design to philanthropy, and research and evaluation.
During our 2013 annual campaign Youthprise is raising money to fund a program that was designed by youth: the Change Fellows Program. Change Fellows are young people between the ages of 16-25 who are stirring up change in their communities. The fellows receive professional development, community building training and potential seed funding to implement their big ideas. With your help we can empower entrepreneurial youth to carry out their visions for their communities.
At Youthprise, we believe that our state’s greatest untapped resource is the energy and ingenuity of our youth.