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Call to Action

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) works with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Public Schools, and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board to develop cross-jurisdictional goals, strategies, policies and action for the well-being of Minneapolis children and young people. YCB engages young people, in part through YCB's Minneapolis Youth Congress, as well as community organizations, funders, community leaders, and the general public to realize our collective vision and goals for Minneapolis children and young people.

Our Collective Vision:

  • We envision a city in which every child is cherished, every talent nurtured and every voice respected.
  • Where no child or young person is hungry, homeless, hurting or afraid.
  • Where children, young people and adults treasure hwat they offer to one another.
  • Where young people grow to enrich their community now and into the future.

Our Goals:

GOAL 1: All Minneapolis Children Enter Kindergarten Ready to be Successful in School.

GOAL 2: All Minneapolis Young People Graduate from High School on time.

GOAL 3: All Minneapolis Young People have Access to Safe, Quality Opportunities to Learn Outside of the Classroom.

GOAL4: All Minneapolis children and young people will build the grit, curiosity and character to contributing citizens and residents engaged in furthering their education, career and civic life.


YCB's Role:

  • Convene the partners & facilitate youth and community involvement in the process
  • Collaborative to establish vision, goals & strategies, & increase collective effectiveness
  • Champion policy issues, leadership ad action to benefit young people
  • Communicate progress, issues to be addressed & outcome indicators
  • Create new pilot programs, information resources & tools beyond the scope of the individual partners