Featured Project
Learning Day at the Capitol

On April 12, 2016, 32 students from six area schools including Virginia, Mountain Iron/Buhl, Mesabi East, Ely, Cherry and Hibbing travelled to the State Capitol to meet with politicians including Governor Mark Dayton, Representatives Jason Metsa and Rob Eklund, and Senator Tom Bakk. The students prepared questions relating to topics that are important to them and also had a chance to ask questions relating to the political process and what it means to work in politics.
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Upcoming Events
 
World No Tobacco Day

Location:  All IYRA Schools

Start:  May 31, 2016 at 06:00 AM
End:   May 31, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Burger Bash & Car Wash

Location:  Miners Memorial Building - Virginia

Start:  Jun 22, 2016 at 08:00 AM
End:   Jun 22, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Car Wash

Location:  Miners Memorial Building - Virginia

Start:  Jul 15, 2016 at 08:00 AM
End:   Jul 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Jump-a-Thon for Angel Fund

Location:  Kunnari's - Virginia

Start:  Sep 10, 2016 at 05:00 AM
End:   Sep 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM

IRYA Sponsored Organizations
Generation W Youth Newspaper

Generation W is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that is staffed by youth and supervised by program coordinators. First published in 2002, it has grown into the largest youth-run newspaper in Minnesota. With a following of over 65,000 readers, it is one of the Iron Range's most circulated publications. Generation W is distributed 5 times yearly in the Mesabi Daily News, the Hibbing Daily Tribune, the Chisholm Tribune, the Cook Timberjay, the Ely Timberjay, and the Tower Timberjay, as well as having copies available at 22 Northern Minnesota high schools and 10 Midwestern colleges and universities. Generation W is often used as curricula in high school communications and social studies classes.
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