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

Cardboard Box City
Start Date/Time:
Friday, March 22, 2019
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Mesabi East High School

Cardboard Box City is tentatively set for Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Mesabi East School.

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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