Mission Statement

At YouthLink, our mission is to support and empower young people on their journey to self-reliance.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2017: 1,713 youth were served 87% identify as people of color 100% were 200% at or below the poverty line 2,575 contacts were made by YouthLink's Street Outreach Team 400 GED related services were provided to young people Nearly 50,000 meals were served in our Drop-In Center 90% of youth in housing were employed in 2017 70% of youth in housing exited with increased income in 2017 Nearly 200 youth were housed in 2017
Current Goals Establish cross-sector collaborations and partnerships to advance transformative programs and services. Guide youth to influence systemic change (i.e., organizational, community, policy) Foster and maintain an inclusive and supportive culture where employees and youth thrive and grow. Strengthen and advance the long-term sustainable financial health of the agency. Strengthen and improve efficiency (internal and external) through an integrated system of information/technology and data use. Establish framework for mission-driven data culture to demonstrate stronger impact, transparency and inform decision-making.
Community or Constituency Served Youth experiencing homelessness, ages 16-24
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities area (Hennepin County predominately)

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/21/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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41 N. 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 6122521200

General Information

Alternative Name: Youth Opportunity Center at YouthLink
EIN: 41-1341773
Principal Staff: Heather Huseby
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 48
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 2000
Ruling Year: 1979


Board Chair: Will Roach
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 10.7

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