GradMinnesota is an initiative of Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Minnesota Department of Education, and the Office of the Governor. The collaborative is an outgrowth of the nonpartisan GradNation Campaign, led by America’s Promise Alliance. Our vision is that all young people in Minnesota will graduate from high school prepared for success in postsecondary opportunity, work, civic engagement, and life. The initiative also supports GradMinnesota Communities across the state that work to find creative and collaborative ways to help youth in their cities and towns reach their full potential.
Generation Next, a powerful coalition of civic, business and education leaders, aims to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for students of color in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We use rigorous data analysis and community engagement to identify what works to close these gaps, and replicate the most promising practices.