What is MYCL?
The Minnesota Youth Community Learning (MYCL) Initiative is a community engagement collaboration between Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health (University of Minnesota, Medical School) and seven Minnesota communities with a straightforward goal: "Our youth finish school." The collaboration will help reverse an alarming fact: 2,500 high school students leave high school every day in the US.
The collaboration re-engages middle and high school students who are disconnected from learning and school through skill-based mentoring, parental assistance support, fostering school connectedness, and community capacity-building.
The seven MYCL community partners are:
•Cass Lake, Teen Outreach Program
•Faribault, Building on Promise
•Fergus Falls, Stepping Stones
•the Maple River area communities of Amboy, Good Thunder, Mapleton and Minnesota Lake, Connect 4
•North Minneapolis' Jordan and Hawthorne neighborhoods, Community Roots Under New Connection
•Worthington, Learning Links
Learn more about the Konopka Institute and MYCL here.