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Youth in Action (YA!)

Year-round engagement program where youth prepare for college and career through mentoring, leadership, fun activities and service

Now accepting applications for 20-21 school year!

CLUES’ Youth in Action (YA!) Program supports and guides Latinx high school students as they work to achieve their hopes and dreams through group activities such as:

The YA! Program is open to Latinx high school students in and around Saint Paul and Minneapolis who are pursuing graduation and interested in college. Participation is free and transportation is provided for students living in or around the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Metro areas.


Programming is held year-round in alignment with the school year. Coaching Institutes held monthly September through June:

  • Saint Paul Cohort
    CLUES St. Paul
    2nd Saturday of the month
    1 pm-5 pm

  • Minneapolis Cohort
    Augsburg University
    3rd Saturday of the month

Application Process

For Students

New student applications are accepted May through June for the following academic year’s programming starting in September. The application includes demographic information, reference contact information, transcript request (2.5+ GPA preferred) and an essay.

YA! Student Application

For Mentors

New mentor applications are accepted May-August. Mentors who are accepted will be matched with a student during the initial September meeting.

YA! Mentor Application

For more information, contact:

In Saint Paul:

Tanya Zwald

In Minneapolis:

Karina Genis

Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun : Close

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