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, March 16, 2018 12:40 PM
End Date/Time:
Friday, March 16, 2018 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every 2 weeks until 5/25/2018 (total 19 events)
Normal Priority
School Visits
Southridge High School

Come join YIA students, coordinator and advisor Liz Beseke to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others!!

Owned by Gina Olson On Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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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Instagram photos by youthinactionmn

Front page on the Mesabi Daily News and Hibbing Tribune! #thankyou

Working the American Lung booth at the slc fair #5bestdaysofsummer

Lunch at the #hardrockmoa

All done cooking! Heading to the hotel #cooksforkids

#cooksforkids at the Ronald McDonald house in mpls!

Car wash at the miners!

Car wash at pizza Hut in cloquet!

American lung day at the Capitol! #nofilter

IRYA grilling Senate Majority leader Tom Baak! #dayatthecapitol

IRYA meets with Gov. Dayton for some Q&A! #dayatthecapitol


Buying materials for the tie blankets! #cardboardboxcity