YOC Birthday - Youthlink

YOC Birthday We are incredibly grateful for your investments in the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). Every dollar you donate to YouthLink makes a one-stop shop possible!

In 2016, we celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)!  Over the past five years, we have worked with over fifty agencies to help connect young people with basic needs support, along with legal, employment, education, and other services. The YOC has spent this first half decade breaking down the barriers young people often face in accessing these services and providing them with a wider range of opportunities and resources.




If you are feeling pretty grateful that you have everything you need this year, why not ask your family and friends to make a donation to YouthLink in honor of your special day? Just think of all the wrapping paper you’ll save, not to mention how good you’ll feel for being a part of change and opportunity for young people experiencing homelessness!

In just five easy steps, you can be a part of young person’s journey toward housing, education, employment, and hope!

Follow the instructions below to start your birthday campaign today:

Step 1: Visit YouthLink’s GiveMN page
Step 2: Register
Step 3: Customize your birthday page
Step 4: Share your page with friends and family
Step 5: Party!

With your help (and some birthday donations from your friends and family), you can change lives.

Make this a birthday to remember! For more information on the amazing things that happen at the Youth Opportunity Center every day – click here.

In 2013, youth who received GED tutoring services at YouthLink had a pass rate of 74% - higher than the national average.

Meet Shannon Brennan, MSW, LICSW Supervisor of Integrated Services

“I work at YL to help ensure youth are able to access trauma informed and holistic services. I feel honored to be a part of their journey and to have the opportunity to work with some of the most caring, courageous and resilient people I know.”

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