Youth Intervention Programs (YIP) is a state funded program authorized under Minnesota Statutes 299A.73. The intent of the program is to provide an ongoing stable funding source to community-based early intervention programs for youth and their families. Grantees serve youth who are experiencing personal, familial, school, legal or chemical problems.
YIP programs provide services for youth including truancy prevention, literacy and academic assistance, behavioral interventions and counseling, mentoring, juvenile justice system diversions and restorative justice, afterschool activities, career exploration and life skills classes, and emergency youth shelter. Many programs serve culturally specific populations or employ gender specific services. An additional, one-time appropriation of $500,000 was made in 2015.
The appropriation for FY2014-2015 was $5,078,000. For every dollar of YIP funding received grantees must provide a two dollar match of cash or in-kind contributions. Grants range in size from $17,410 to $82,029 for two years. YIP funding currently supports 85 youth-serving programs statewide.
YIP funding is available for new applicants whenever new funds are added to the legislative appropriation and/or every 5 years. It is anticipated that the next competitive Request for Proposal process will occur in the summer of 2015.
Youth Intervention Program Association (YIPA)
A vast majority of YIP grants are members of the non-profit association, YIPA. Led by Executive Director Mr. Paul Meunier, YIPA provides advocacy and networking and training opportunities for its members. Through Mr. Meunier’s stewardship, YIPA and the agencies that support it provide valuable resources to enrich and cultivate new beginnings for at-risk youth.
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YIP Program Evaluation
YIP grantees are expected to conduct evaluation activities to demonstrate outcomes. The primary YIP Program Evaluation is now being conducted by YIPA. A general exit survey has been designed to capture changes in youth risk and protective factors during participation in the programs. The survey is administered to youth at post-participation. Click Youth Intervention Program Exit Survey to access the survey. Click YIP Exit Survey Protocol for further description of survey and protocol.
Between 2010 and 2012 YIP grantees serving youth over the age of 12 utilized a standard pre- and post-test survey created by the Office of Justice Programs. Modeled after the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS), the YIP pre- and post-surveys solicited information about youth attitudes and behavior at school, home and in the community.
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||Minneapolis Urban League|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
||Minnesota Valley Action Council|
|Blue Earth County Community Corrections
||MN Youth Intervention Programs Assn (YIPA)|
||Moorhead Police Department|
|Bridge for Youth
||Northeast Youth & Family Services|
||Northeast Youth & Family Services (White Bear)|
|Northern Star Council |
|Chippewa County Family Service
||Northfield Union of Youth|
|Circle of Discipline, Inc.
||Northwest Community Action Inc.|
||Opportunity Neighborhood Development Corp|
|Clay County Attorney’s Office
||PACT for Families Collaboration |
|Community Mediation Services, Inc.
||Pearl Battered Women’s Resource Center|
|Community Mediation Services, Inc.- Hmong Services
|Conflict Resolution Center
||Red Wing Youth Outreach |
|Cornerstone Resolution Center
|The Sanneh Foundation |
||Southwest Health and Human Services|
|Ely Community Resource, Inc.
||Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative|
|Evergreen House, Youth and Family Services, Inc.
||Southwest Minnesota PIC Inc.|
|Face to Face Health & Counseling Service
||St James ISD 840|
||St Paul Youth Services|
|Girls Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys
|Headway Emotional Health Services
||Success Through Adults Reaching Students (STARS)|
|Hmong American Partnership
||Teens Alone |
||The Family Partnership |
|Kids 'n Kinship
|Kinship of Morrison County
||Todd-Wadena Comm. Corrections - Long Prairie|
||Todd-Wadena Comm. Corrections - Wadena|
|Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project
|Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau-Chisago
||Tree Trust |
|Urban Arts Academy |
|Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau-Forest Lake
||Urban Boatbuilders, Inc. |
|Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being
||Volunteers of America of Minnesota|
|Little Earth Residents’ Association
||Voyageur Outward Bound School|
|Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota- Minneapolis
||West Seventh Community Center|
|Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota- Duluth
|Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota- St. Cloud
||Workforce Development Inc.|
|Martin County Probation Department
||YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities |
|Youth First Community of Prmi|
|McGregor ISD 4
||Youth Service Bureau -South Washington County|
|Mediation Services for Anoka County
|Men As Peacemakers
||Youth Services Bureau - Stillwater|
|Minneapolis American Indian Center
||YWCA of Minneapolis|
|Minneapolis Department of Health & Family Support
||YWCA of St Paul|