The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board promotes the health, safety, education and overall development of Minneapolis youth.
The 10-member YCB board collaborates with elected officials to develop policies that serve our city’s young people.
Initiatives and jurisdictional partnerships
The YCB partners with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board, the Hennepin County Public Library and the Minneapolis Public Schools. Together, we bring you and your kids activities, resources and support.
The YCB also promotes a variety of initiatives and programs for young people.
Resources for parents
Parents can find resources and activities for pre-k, school-aged and teenaged children.
Resources for teens
Teens can search for a variety of activities and support, including youth-oriented mentorship programs and crisis support.
Enter kindergarten ready to learn
Have access to enriching activities outside of school
Succeed in school
Are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of adolescence and adulthood
The YCB does not provide direct services to youth. Instead, we help connect young people with existing programs and services offered in the community.
Organizational Overview (2009)
An outline of key areas of work coordinated by the YCB.
History of the YCB
The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board was founded in 1985 by the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board, the Hennepin County Public Library and the Minneapolis Public Schools. For 25 years, the YCB has championed the healthy development and well-being of Minneapolis youth through collaborative action and policy coordination.