The Minnesota Youth Program (MYP) serves low-income and at-risk youth ages 14 to 21 who lack academic and "applied skills" considered critical for current and future workplace needs.
Research has shown that the number one predictor of future success in the workforce is early exposure to work experience. Work readiness training is focused on employer-driven behaviors such as attendance, punctuality, teamwork, communication skills, and problem-solving, and is delivered in an interactive manner. MYP provides youth with hands-on opportunities to apply skills they learn in the classroom:
Services are provided through a network of public and private nonprofit youth service providers, WorkForce Centers, and partnerships with local education agencies.
Minnesota Youth Program documents, forms and reports:
For more information, contact:
John R. Olson, Youth Program Coordinator
Office of Youth Development