Young Professionals Board Archives - Youthlink

Our Young Professionals Board Our Young Professionals Board is an active part of YouthLink's work to help youth go from homeless to hopeful.

We believe there’s a community of future leaders who care about young people experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities – future leaders like you. Our board is currently closed to applications. Please check back at a later date to see if we are accepting applications. Thank you to our current board members!

Gifty Amarteifio

TerraLuna Collaborative

I wanted to join the Young Professionals Board to feel connected to community. I also joined to engage with others who share similar values and a commitment towards addressing youth homelessness.

Elizabeth Anderson

Minnesota Medical Association

I wanted to join the YouthLink Young Professional board because it provided me with an opportunity to serve an organization that is on the forefront of helping youth experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities.

Karina Curbelo

2019 Minneapolis Final Four® Local Organizing Committee

I love creating meaningful connections and brainstorming ideas to change the world.  Most importantly, I have a deep-rooted passion for helping others in need, specifically the awesome young adults that YouthLink serves.

Jen Deglmann

Russel Herder

I want to put time and effort into YouthLink's mission, to support the people who make up and shape our community.

Cresston Gackle

Minnesota Judicial Branch

I joined the Young Professionals Board to contribute in a concrete, dedicated way to YouthLink’s mission to end youth homelessness. I believe the Board’s work for and through YouthLink will help youth find their way through challenges.

Erin Martin

Achieve Minneapolis

As a social worker, I’m inspired by the work that YouthLink and other organizations are doing to help young people access the resources they need to help them achieve their goals.

Paul Nerland

Berkley Risk Administrators

I wanted to volunteer at YouthLink because living in downtown Minneapolis I can see the effects of homelessness firsthand. Devoting time to YouthLink is a no-brainer investment that pays huge dividends in the community.

Lacey Robinson

Caribou Coffee

Beth Schroeder

Virtus Law

I volunteered in the legal clinic at YouthLink while I was in law school and knew I wanted to continue to be a part of the organization after school.

Bryan Taylor

Ameriprise Financial

When I was 19, I struggled with coming out as gay and getting through college. I am successful because of the support network and resources available to me when I was most vulnerable. I want to pay it forward to individuals that deserve the same support.

Heather Thomason

Allina Health

I joined the young professionals board because I know statistically 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ and I wanted to get involved to help make that sobering statistic a thing of the past.

Charis Wilson

General Mills

I wanted to be a part of the young professional board to serve an organization that is purpose filled and directly impacting Minneapolis as a city. This felt like a whole new level of me serving Minneapolis!

Iftou Yoya

State of MN, DEED

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