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


Our Mission, Our Values


YIA maintains and supports quality programs for students in grades 9-12.  We promote positive youth development and public service values, and encourage St. Louis County youth to become young leaders who are better engaged with their communities.  At the same time, we work to bring positive changes to Minnesota through partnerships with area businesses, organizations and elected officials.  


Upcoming Events

YIA 2019 Service Trip
Start Date/Time:
Monday, July 22, 2019
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
All High Schools

Save the Date. Details coming soon! 

Owned by Elise Rigney On Monday, January 14, 2019

Our Program

                YIA is a St. Louis County Youth Program in conjunction with local government-City's and School Boards, serving 400 youth participants in 16 high schools within 37 communities in Minnesota. Through service learning projects and other activities, high school students gain leadership skills and civic engagement volunteer experience.


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