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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

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.


*(Subject to change due to COVID)​

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

  • Minneapolis Cohort
    Augsburg University
    1st Saturday of the month
    1:00 - 4:30 PM
  • Saint Paul Cohort
    CLUES St. Paul
    2nd Saturday of the month
    1:00 - 4:30 PM

Application Process

For Students

(Special application opening until January 29th, 2023)

New student applications are accepted March through June, and exceptionally, we have reponed applications until January 29th for the following academic year’s programming starting in September. The application must be completed by the student and includes demographic information, reference contact information and an essay.

YA! Student Application
(Now open through January 29th for the 22-23 school year)

For Mentors

New mentor applications are accepted until January 29th, 2023. Mentors who are accepted will be matched with a student during the initial September meeting.

YA! Mentor Application


(Special application opening until January 29th, 2023)


For more information, contact:


Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed 

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