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


Our Mission, Our Values


YIA maintains and supports quality programs for students in grades 9-12.  We promote positive youth development and public service values, and encourage St. Louis County youth to become young leaders who are better engaged with their communities.  At the same time, we work to bring positive changes to Minnesota through partnerships with area businesses, organizations and elected officials.    


Upcoming Events

Relay For Life-Hibbing Bennett Park
Start Date/Time:
Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Bennett Park

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.

Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

IRYA will participate in this years Relay For Life at the Bennett Park in Hibbing-beginning with set up on July 21st.

Owned by Gina Olson On Monday, April 17, 2017

Our Program

                YIA is a St. Louis County Youth Program in conjunction with local government-City's and School Boards, serving 400 youth participants in 15 high schools within 37 communities in Minnesota. Through service learning projects and other activities, high school students gain leadership skills and civic engagement volunteer experience.


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Instagram photos by youthinactionmn

Front page on the Mesabi Daily News and Hibbing Tribune! #thankyou

Working the American Lung booth at the slc fair #5bestdaysofsummer

Lunch at the #hardrockmoa

All done cooking! Heading to the hotel #cooksforkids

#cooksforkids at the Ronald McDonald house in mpls!

Car wash at the miners!

Car wash at pizza Hut in cloquet!

American lung day at the Capitol! #nofilter

IRYA grilling Senate Majority leader Tom Baak! #dayatthecapitol

IRYA meets with Gov. Dayton for some Q&A! #dayatthecapitol


Buying materials for the tie blankets! #cardboardboxcity