Mission, vision and strategic investments.

Our Mission

The mission of Youthprise is to champion learning beyond the classroom so that all Minnesota youth thrive.

Youthprise was founded by the McKnight Foundation to increase the quality, accessibility, sustainability and innovation of opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. In partnership with other funders, with youth, and with key stakeholders, Youthprise will accelerate leadership and innovation beyond the classroom.

Our Vision

Minnesota will lead the nation in accelerating leadership and innovation beyond the classroom, ensuring that:

  • Every young person is included and engaged.
  • Every family has access.
  • Every program has support to ensure quality and impact.
  • Every community has a clear plan—for youth and with youth.


Our Investors