To create more opportunities for youth to move forward, YouthLink is working with Project for Pride in Living (PPL) to develop 46 housing units for young people experiencing homelessness, ages 18-24. The five-story structure, named Downtown View, will be connected to YouthLink’s headquarters—and the YOC—in downtown Minneapolis.We expect to break ground in 2017.
This development fills a critical need of housing for youth experiencing homelessness, and connects them to the essential skills and pathways needed to succeed in the 21st century economy. However, YouthLink’s Ignite Change Campaign is about more than just bricks and mortar. It’s about creating a holistic, positive, vibrant community that makes it possible for youth to engage with new opportunities, broaden their horizons, and build self-esteem. It’s about inclusiveness, innovation, and connectivity—to the YOC partner services, transformative programming in education and employment, and connection to the broader community through mentorship and job placement.
Thank you so much to Senator Klobuchar for her support of this project. You can read her letter of support and congratulations here.
Thank you so much to all the donors who have supported YouthLink’s Ignite Change Campaign:
Actions you can take today to invest in the lives of young people:
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“I have a vested interest in seeing youth prosper, become self-reliant and be gainfully employed and hope to aid in furthering solutions needed to end youth homelessness and set youth on the path to hopefulness and self-resiliency.”Meet our young professionals board >