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
American Lung Association Lobbying Trip to the Capitol

Location:  State Capitol

Start:  May 03, 2016 at 04:00 AM
End:   May 03, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Northeast Range Disc Golf Tournament

Location:  Babbitt Disc Golf Course

Start:  May 07, 2016 at 09:00 AM
End:   May 07, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Adopt a Highway

Location:  Highway 53

Start:  May 10, 2016 at 07:00 AM
End:   May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Dustin Damm Memorial Walk

Location:  Olcott Park - Virginia, MN

Start:  May 12, 2016 at 03:30 PM
End:   May 12, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Jump-a-Thon for Angel Fund

Location:  Kunnari's - Virginia

Start:  May 14, 2016 at 05:00 AM
End:   May 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen Volunteering

Location:  Virginia Salvation Army (Mesabi East Students)

Start:  May 14, 2016 at 08:00 AM
End:   May 14, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Postage Day (food packaging & delivering) for Salvation Army

Location:  Salvation Army in Virginia

Start:  May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM
End:   May 14, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Mesabi East Prom

Location:  Giants Ridge

Start:  May 14, 2016 at 07:00 PM
End:   May 14, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jump-a-Thon for Humane Society

Location:  SuperOne Foods - Hibbing

Start:  May 22, 2016 at 08:00 AM
End:   May 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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

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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