Youth in action (YIA) promotes youth leadership to its highest level and asks youth to make a difference in the lives of others.


What is YIA?



 Youth in Action (or YIA) is a St. Louis County program that promotes leadership by getting students involved in school and community projects that make a positive impact.     

   Youth in Action opportunities are available in Iron Range and Duluth area schools for students in grades 7-12. It is free to join and everybody is welcome!   

Our MISSION is to maintain and support youth development and community programs and projects. We work to promote public service values to better engage young adults with their communities. Our goal is to bring positive change to St. Louis County through partnerships with students, schools, community organizations and businesses and our in-school advisors.          




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Attention Seniors!!! 

Youth in Action will be awarding scholarships again this year! To download your printable application, please click HERE.  You can also pick up a scholarship application from your school counselor or YIA advisor. All seniors are encouraged to apply! The application deadline is April 9th! Good Luck & Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!

Cardboard Box City

Friday, March 26, 2021

Mesabi East High School


 Mesabi East YIA students hosted their annual Cardboard Box City event!

It was super successful and so much fun.

Thank you to all students who participated and to all who donated!

The students will be donating the basic needs bags to the Youth Foyer in Virginia, MN!




Make a Difference Conference ~ 2021

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For CONFERENCE LINKS AND RESOURSES discussed during the conference, please click on the 

"Make a Difference Conference" tap on the top of the page

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