Youthprise invests in the future of MN by investing in youth. We work to reduce racial disparities in learning, economic opportunity, & health & safety.

Youthprise accelerates leadership and innovation beyond the classroom. We bring together the necessary resources and people to identify and scale great programs and strengthen systems and policy. We know that high quality programming that is created with youth and that includes, invests and engages them, makes our community measurably better.

For two years in a row, I worked closely with the Youthprise team to produce their annual Youthprise Summit as their Event Designer. I helped manage and execute an inspirational all-day event for 300+ attendees in addition to collaborating on design thinking sessions for the planning committee.

The annual Youthprise Summit sparks conversation and connection between youth and adults who are excited about the future for Minnesota’s young people. Last year's theme, "Investing in the Enteprise of Youth", explored the connections between technology and racial equity when thinking about youth entrepreneurship. Youthprise also made their announcement of their new Youth Enpreneurship Fund.

Coco and Breezy, youth entrepreneurs from Minnesota who have international recognition for their sunglass brand and social media image, were the featured keynote speakers who offered their experiences and expertise related to entrepreneurship and technology.

Learn more at YOUTHPRISE.ORG.

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