YOUTH LEADING CHANGE

 
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A YOUTH-LED MOVEMENT

Our Vision: A world where problems facing youth are solved with youth.


Our Mission: To amplify the voices and mentor the leadership of under-served youth to bridge America's toughest gaps.

 

CO-CREATING STRONG AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

As under-resourced youth ourselves, we experienced the potential of youth leadership in 2020-21, when we led a statewide campaign in Minnesota to let high school students, unemployed because of the pandemic, access vital unemployment benefits. Our work resulted in 65 media features, a unanimous state court victory, 20,000 youth gaining access to over $33 million in benefits and the bipartisan repeal of a discriminatory state law.


Our journey inspired us to create this movement to amplify the voices and mentor the leadership of under-resourced young people nationally.  Supported by intergenerational mentoring relationships, young people are the missing link to break cycles of miseducation, poverty, and violence through innovative solutions in education. Join us in saying, "NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!"

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