Youth in action (YIA) promotes youth leadership to its highest level and asks youth to make a difference in the lives of others.


What is YIA?



 Youth in Action (or YIA) is a St. Louis County program that promotes leadership by getting students involved in school and community projects that make a positive impact.     

   Youth in Action opportunities are available on the Iron Range for students in grades 7-12 and in the Duluth area schools for students in grades 9-12. It is free to join and everybody is welcome!   

Our MISSION is to maintain and support youth development and community programs and projects. We work to promote public service values to better engage young adults with their communities. Our goal is to bring positive change to St. Louis County through partnerships with students, schools, community organizations and businesses and our in-school advisors.          




Social Media announcement

We have a new volunteer opportunity in the Duluth area this summer! We will be working with the Duluth Area Family YMCA to assist with Miracle League games! The first we will assist with is scheduled for Saturday, June 26th. The game will start at 9:30am and will be done right around 10:30am. We ask volunteers to arrive by 9:15am. If you are interested in helping, please contact YIA Program Coordinator, Elise @ 218-409-5975 or YIA Program Coordinator, Tyler @ 320-808-6731. 

For more information, please click the links below:



Congratulations to our 2021 YIA Scholarship Recipients & Grads! We wish you all the best!

Mason Whitlock - Duluth East High School; Alexis Gwash - Hibbing High School; Phoebe Morgan - Northeast Range High School; Lindsey Ploetz - Hermantown High School; Julia Gwash - Hibbing High School; and Lexi Jarvi - Mesabi East High School



Make a Difference Conference ~ 2021

For CONFERENCE LINKS AND RESOURCES discussed during the conference, please click on the 

"Make a Difference Conference" tab on the top of the page


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* Events, Drives & Social Media Updates

Cardboard Box City - Friday, March 26, 2021 - Mesabi East High School

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Pictured above are the NSL 4-H County Ambassadors that counted and sorted all of the items for donation.