What do we DO?

Under the guidance of St. Louis County Program Coordinators and school-based Advisors,

students particapate in a variety of school and community projects that foster leadership,

team-building, and community outreach.

Project planning begins with student involvement and is based on their interests.  

Some of the things that YIA is involved with include:


*Kids Voting     *Adopt-a-Highway     *Park clean-up projects       

*Kindness Campaigns     *Cardboard Box City     *Elementary Crafts        

*Food Drives     *Necessity Drives     *Nursing Home Visits           

*Nature Hikes     *Warm Drives     *Habitat for Humanity                     

*American Lung Association     *Holiday Gift Wrapping     *Ronald McDonald House   

*Boo at the Zoo     *Bentleyville     *Community Connect


and many more!

American Lung Association Capitol Lobby

American Lung Association Capitol Lobby

On March 22nd YIA Students partnered with the American Lung Association and went to the MN State Capitol to Lobby against tobacco.


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Make a Difference Conference 2018


Youth in Action members held the 23rd annual Make a Difference Conference on February 12th, 2018 at Fortune Bay Resort. Over 369 people were in attendance!  Students from Hibbing, Chisholm, Cherry, Duluth East, Duluth Marshall, Ely, Eveleth/Gilbert, Mesabi East, Northwoods, South Ridge, Northeast Range, Mountain Iron/Buhl, Proctor and Virginia High Schools attended the conference.

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2017 Service Learning Trip by Abby Thompson

"The part I liked most was packing up rice meals for starving people in Haiti. There were a few other groups of volunteers there as well, and together we packed over 29,000 meals! What a great thing to do that takes just a fraction of your time."  Abby Thompson is from Chisholm High School.


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2017 Service Learning Trip by Jayda Westerbur

"I wouldn't change anything about this trip. This trip was very heart touching and an eye-opener for me to know I am doing something to save children's lives." Jayda Westerbur is from Virginia High School.

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