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Skills For The Journey

Sarah Breyette, MSW, LGSW, prefers to talk about her work at YouthLink as “skill building” rather than “counseling.” That’s because so many of the young people she works with have become dependent on short-term survival habits born out of trauma and desperation. To move forward, she believes, they must replace those go-to habits with new, […]

YouthLink’s Drop-In Presidential Election

During this election season, YouthLink’s staff has been working to connect young people with their rights as citizens to vote. Organizations like the League of Women Voters come to the Drop-In Center to register young people to vote and, as a way to get young people to engage even further in the process, YouthLink held […]

Partner Post: Kulture Klub Collaborative

  We’re celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)—a collaboration of over 30 agencies providing services to young people all in one location to help break down barriers youth face. To celebrate, we’ve asked our partners to share a little bit more about what they do, after all, the YOC wouldn’t exist […]

Partner Post: A Lifetime of Serving the Community

  We’re celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)—a collaboration of over 30 agencies providing services to young people all in one location to help break down barriers youth face. To celebrate, we’ve asked our partners to share a little bit more about what they do, after all, the YOC wouldn’t exist […]

Partner Post: Women Wear Hard Hats Too

  We’re celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)—a collaboration of over 30 agencies providing services to young people all in one location to help break down barriers youth face. To celebrate, we’ve asked our partners to share a little bit more about what they do, after all, the YOC wouldn’t exist […]

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduates!

On June 17th we had one of our favorite events – our annual graduation ceremony to celebrate youth who received their high school diploma, earned their GED, or completed a postsecondary certification or training course while experiencing homelessness. It was a moving ceremony complete with graduation march, certificates of achievement, youth and community speakers, and […]

Partner Post: Strong Partners Make a Strong Program

  We’re celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)—a collaboration of over 30 agencies providing services to young people all in one location to help break down barriers youth face. To celebrate, we’ve asked our partners to share a little bit more about what they do, after all, the YOC wouldn’t exist […]

Happy Birthday to the Youth Opportunity Center!

This year we celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)—and we can’t wait to show you how far we’ve come. When Hennepin County created their plan to end homelessness in 2006, part of their solution was “Project Homeless Connect,” a one-day event that connected the homeless and at-risk community to basic needs, […]