Office of Youth Development

Our youth employment, training and education programs provide vital experience and guidance to help prepare Minnesota's neediest young people to succeed.Group of happy smiling young people

We serve low-income and at-risk youth who lack academic and “applied” skills considered critical for current and future workplace needs.

We also provide a wealth of practical and technical information designed to help and guide professional service providers who work closely with youth. 


Programs for At-Risk Youth

Providers of youth programs can find information on the Minnesota Youth Program, WIA Youth Program and Youthbuild.

Special Initiatives and Grants

Information on special youth initiatives in Minnesota, as well as information on projects funded by youth grants.

Resources for Youth Service Providers

Best practices, sample grant and RFP documents, and other resources to help youth service providers.

Workplace Safety for Youth

Information and regulations for keeping youth safe on the job.

Success Stories and Media Coverage

Here you'll get a glimpse of the positive impact that our youth employment programs have on the lives of teens and young adults.