YCB: Be physically & psychologically healthy
YCB: Be physically & psychologically healthy
YCB: Be physically & psychologically healthy
YCB: Be physically & psychologically healthy

Championing children and youth

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board champions the well-being and healthy development of Minneapolis children and young people. We are a collaborative effort of the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, and the Minneapolis Public Schools.

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Are you a policymaker or administrator?

Public PolicyResources for Policymakers, and Initiatives
Learn about public policy priorities, research, and YCB initiatives focused on Minneapolis children and youth. Discover the Youth Congress, which engages young people in policy development and decision-making.

Are you a parent?

Parent resources
Check out helpful resources including those for early childhood and child care, the k-8 years, teens, after school and meal programs, and more. Learn about the Minneapolis plan to prevent youth violence.

Are you a teen?

Teen resources
Need help with homework or finding employment? Are you a runaway who needs support or services? The YCB provides teens with information about these and other resources.

Minneapolis Youth Congress
For teens who want to get involved in a fun and meaningful way to influence adult policymakers in their decisions about teens!  

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Poverty: A major reality for Minneapolis kids

In the 2008-09 school year 63.8% of students in the Minneapolis Public Schools received a free or reduced price lunch, a common indicator for living in poverty. (Minneapolis Public Schools)

In 2006, one-third of Minneapolis children lived in poverty, with children of color at the highest risk: 

  • 60.5% of African American
  • 55.8% of Asian children
  • 38.3% of Latino children 
  • 7.7% of White children

(U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn more about poverty in Minneapolis

Contact the YCB