Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Youth Development is the only organization of its kind in Minnesota. By researching, training, and delivering youth development programs, it helps to create positive, out-of-school-time, non-formal learning opportunities for young people throughout Minnesota. The Department:

  • conducts research on positive youth development

  • provides training, education, and tools for youth workers and leaders

  • delivers the Minnesota 4-H youth development program

  • provides financial support for youth development programs through the Minnesota 4-H Foundation

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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