The mission of Minnesota Alliance With Youth (the Alliance) is to ignite the spark in all young people in Minnesota to become actively engaged, develop strong voices, and acquire the skills needed for success in school, work, and life. In order to ensure all youth achieve success in school, work, and life, we focus on four strategies: 1) strengthening youth success in school and learning, 2) increasing youth contribution through service & leadership opportunities, 3) developing and magnifying youth voice, and 4) advancing collaboration and innovation. As a statewide collaboration of existing organizations, the Alliance offers training, resources, support, and AmeriCorps Promise Fellows to communities that share our vision and want to promote positive youth outcomes, including graduation for all.
Each year over 10,000 youth in Minnesota drop out of school. Minnesota’s academic achievement gap has grown to be the largest in the nation. While Minnesota historically has had higher than average rates of high school graduation, certain sub-groups of youth are dropping out at alarming levels and disengaging from communities. To face this challenge, the Alliance works to support and invest in schools and communities looking to tackle this issue. In particular, the Alliance places AmeriCorps members to serve youth in grades 6 - 10 within communities that have the highest annual high school dropout rates and at the middle schools that feed into those high schools.
Hiring for 2013-2014 academic year