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

Start Date/Time:
Friday, April 20, 2018 7:30 AM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every 2 weeks until 5/18/2018 (total 15 events)
Normal Priority
Hibbing High School
Please join YIA students, coordinators and YIA Advisor, Kate Besemann to learn how you can make a difference!!
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Make a Difference Conference 2019

Youth in Action students from North and South St. Louis County are gearing up for the 24th annual Make a Difference Conference!

Looking to register for the conference? Please click here to complete and submit the registration form online. Don't forget to hand in your signed permission slip to your School Advisor or YIA Coordinator! Both documents can be found here to print, sign, and return to your advisor or YIA coordinator.

MAD Conference Registration Form

MAD Conference Permission Form


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 15 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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