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Believing that youth are our future, YouthLEAD provides eligible youth with useful and necessary skill training and/or basic education and employment opportunities. The specific goal is to prepare youth for employment or post-secondary education following completion of a high school education or, for older youth, help them begin and maintain progress on a satisfying career track.

Eligibility: low-income youth, ages 14-21 who live in ramsey County and have a barrier to employment.

Employers - Give Youth a Chance for a Brighter Future

YouthLEAD is looking for businesses to supervisor youth and provide them with a meaningful work experience. Give youth a chance for a brighter future and help build Ramsey County's future workforce. Click here for more information.

Services Available Year Round

YouthLEAD can provide such services as a positive work experience, development of career goals, exploration of post-secondary options, personalized Lifework Portfolio, a mentor, leadership development opportunities, and academic help.

YouthLEAD Brochure

U L.E.A.D. Application (Complete for U L.E.A.D., Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and Minnesota Youth Program (MYP) Year-Round Programs). Please note that the application will have to be printed. It is a non-fillable form.

Resource Links

Click on the links below for additional information on youth programming both locally and nationwide.

America’s Career InfoNet
America’s Job Bank
America’s Talent Bank

Building Lives Video

Career Profiles


Child Labor Laws


Connecting Youth to Communities and Careers

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