YouthLink’s Ignite Change Campaign has raised $4.5M of its $6M goal. The funds raised through this campaign support more than just bricks and mortar. Your investment creates a holistic, positive, vibrant community that makes it possible for youth to engage with new opportunities, broaden their horizons, and build self-esteem. You are helping to build inclusiveness, innovation, and connectivity—a campus of transformative resources, programming in education and employment, and connection to the broader community through mentorship and job placement.
As part of YouthLink’s Ignite Change Campaign, we have partnered 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, is connected to YouthLink’s headquarters—and the YOC—in downtown Minneapolis. 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. To see photos of the Grand Opening of Downtown View, click here.
Thank you so much to all the donors who have supported YouthLink’s Ignite Change Campaign:
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“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.”Meet our young professionals board >