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 9-12. 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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Registration is now open!

 

Mind Body Soul

 

 

Our 26th annual Make a Difference Conference: Mind, Body & Soul will be virtual this year!

Three evenings, February 21st, 22nd & 23rd from 6 PM - 8 PM. 

We are working hard to make this a valuable, virtual event for young people!

The conference is free and open to all youth in grades 7th - 12th.  (Prior involvement with YIA is not required.)

We will host the event on Zoom. All attendees must register using the following link:

https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1H6BBTRCzL0IZHn

(Due to limited availability, T-shirts will be available to St. Louis County participants only)


For CONFERENCE LINKS AND RESOURSES discussed during the conference,

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

and then click on "2021 MAD Conference Resources"


conference planning

Here is a glimpse into a brainstorming session with "Team Bear", the USA U25 National Female Curling Team. They, along with other youth leaders, will be shaping how our opening evening on February 21st will go! They will discuss how uncertainty and the unknown has impacted them and shaped their Olympic trials. They will also give insight into how they build teamwork and how their messages of positivity, open-mindedness and body conditioning can give you support and hope. 

 

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Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Youth in Action Scholarship Recipients

 

 

 

THANK YOU to our 2020 MAKE A DIFFERENCE CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

 

TWIN METALS MINNESOTA LLC - PLATINUM LEVEL SUPPORTER
IRON RANGE RESOURCES - GOLD LEVEL SUPPORTER
TWIN PORTS IBEW #242  - SILVER LEVEL SUPPORTER 

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American Legion Post 71 - Student Sponsor
American Legion Post 241 - Student Sponsor
Arcelor Mittal Minorca Mine - Student Sponsor
Arrowhead Auto Body - Student Sponsor
Biwabik Township - Student Sponsor
City of Chisholm - Student Sponsor
City of Hibbing - Student Sponsor
City of Virginia - Student Sponsor
Cleaning Specialists, Inc. - Student Sponsor
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. - Student Sponsor
Cook Building Center - Student Sponsor
Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home - Student Sponsor
Dave Witschen D.D.S. - Student Sponsor
Duluth Core Learning - Student Sponsor
Economy Garages - Student Sponsor
Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital - Student Sponsor
Ely Jaycees - Student Sponsor
Ely Kiwanis Club - Student Sponsor
Embarrass Vermilion Federal Credit Union - Student Sponsor
Eveleth Elks Lodge #1161 - Student Sponsor
Eveleth/Mt. Iron Lions Club - Student Sponsor
First Baptist Church - Student Sponsor
Fort & Company, PA - Student Sponsor
Gilbert Fire Dept. Relief Association - Student Sponsor
In Motion Therapy - Student Sponsor
Iron Range Plumbing & Heating - Student Sponsor
Jasper Engineering - Student Sponsor
Jim's Cleaning - Student Sponsor
Kiwanis Club of Hibbing - Student Sponsor
Kwik Trip - Student Sponsor
L& M Radiator, Inc. - Student Sponsor
Malton Electric - Student Sponsor
Mars Supply - Student Sponsor
Mesabi Radial Tire - Student Sponsor
Mesabi Range College - Student Sponsor
Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union (MPECU) - Student Sponsor
Nelson Williams Linings - Student Sponsor
Northeast Title, Co., Inc. - Student Sponsor
Northern Communities Credit Union - Student Sponsor
North Shore Bank - Student Sponsor
Peterson Lodge Resort - Student Sponsor
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union #589 - Student Sponsor
Pohaki Lumber Company - Student Sponsor
Powderall Corp. - Student Sponsor
Radotich Inc. - Student Sponsor
Range Cooperatives, Inc. - Student Sponsor
Range Reliable Agency - Student Sponsor
Rural Living Environments - Student Sponsor
Security State Bank of Hibbing - Student Sponsor
Soroptimist of Virginia - Student Sponsor
Sterle & Co, LTD. - Student Sponsor
Tower Firmen's Relief Association - Student Sponsor
Town of Fayal - Student Sponsor
Tufco, Inc. - Student Sponsor
Ulland Brothers Inc. - Student Sponsor
US Steel - Student Sponsor
Vermilion Club - Student Sponsor
Virginia Co-op Credit Union - Student Sponsor
Virginia-Eveleth Carpenters Local 606 - Student Sponsor
Walmart #4849 - Student Sponsor

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AFSCME Local 66 - Sponsor
Great Lakes Aquarium - Sponsor
L&M Supply of Mountain Iron - Sponsor
New Scenic Café - Sponsor
Target - Sponsor