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/American Lung Association at the St. Louis County Fair
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
End Date/Time:
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
St. Louis County Fair

Join The American Lung Association and YIA Students at the St. Louis County Fair in promoting tobacco awareneness and prevention.

Owned by Gina Olson On Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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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