Invite a Speaker - Youthlink

Invite a Speaker Inviting a staff member or youth speaker to speak to your group is a great way to introduce others to the work we do.

Invite a speaker from YouthLink to your event. We have staff members and young people who speak on a wide range of topics including:

  • General YouthLink and Youth Opportunity Center information and the state of homeless youth in Minnesota
  • The importance of basic needs access in a young person’s journey
  • The importance of educational and employment pathways for young people experiencing homelessness
  • Housing options and barriers for young people
  • The importance of mental and physical health and wellness care for youth
  • Youth stories and examples of barriers faced and successes achieved

If you’re interested in learning more about hosting a speaker in your office, school, or faith community, please contact Jelena Song at

At YouthLink, we have over 30 partner agencies providing services to young people through the Youth Opportunity Center.

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