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What is YIA?

Youth in Action (or YIA) is a St. Louis County program that promotes leadership by getting students involved in school and community projects that make a positive impact.     

   Youth in Action opportunities are available on the Iron Range for students in grades 7-12 and in the Duluth area for students in grades 9-12. It is free to join and everybody is welcome!   

Our MISSION is to maintain and support youth development and community programs and projects. We work to promote public service values to better engage young adults with their communities. Our goal is to bring positive change to St. Louis County through partnerships with students, schools, community organizations and businesses and our in-school advisors.



Duluth Office

Virginia Office

All Contacts

Member Enrollment Forms

* Once you have completed the forms, they MUST be signed by a parent or guardian. 
We have a few different options for submission. You may scan and send them via email to westerbergs@stlouiscountymn.gov, deliver them to a YIA Advisor or YIA Coordinator, or fax them to us at 218-749-0698.
Please feel free to contact Sarah if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you!

The 27th Annual Make a Difference Conference is scheduled for February 27 & 28, 2022 and will be virtual via Zoom. The theme is "the future" and planning is underway! Frank Sentwali will provide our entertainment, and we have some great student-led presentation topics. We are excited to see how this years event comes together! Visit Youth in Action to register now!

Community sponsorship helps us continue to provide a free, impactful, and memorable day for the future leaders of St. Louis County. We would like to recognize and thank the sponsors below for their support! We couldn't do this without them!


Champion Level Sponsors

Advocate Level Sponsors

American Legion Post 241

NHS Northstar

St. Luke’s

Tower Fireman's Relief Association

Ally Level Sponsors

City of Virginia

Iron Range Electrical JATF

Super One Foods

Northshore Bank

Virginia-Eveleth Carpenters Local 606

Eveleth Elks Lodge 1161

Youth Participant Level Sponsors

Fort & Company

Mesabi Bituminous Inc.



Piragis Northwoods Company

Millwright Local 1348

Sterle & Co. LTD

Ulland Brothers

Prebich Law Office

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

Jims Cleaning

Kiwanis Club

Northeast Title Company

Samuelson Insurance Agency

Soroptimist Club of Virginia

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 589

Hibbing Kiwanis Club

Members Cooperative Credit Union

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital (EBCH)

Eversmiles Pediatric Dentistry

Range Cooperatives, Inc.

Electric Power Door

Lake Vermilion Resort & Tourism Association

Benchmark Engineering, Inc.

Town of Fayal

L & M Radiator, Inc.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op

Pohaki Lumber Company

Cleveland Cliffs (Hibbing Taconite)

United Taconite

Conveyor Belt Service, Inc.

Northern Club

Chisholm Kiwanis Club

Eveleth/Mountain Iron Lions Club

Virginia Coop Credit Union

Kwik Trip

Rural Living Environments

City of Hibbing

Hibbing Taconite Company

Biwabik Township

Orr American Legion Post 480

Range Reliable Agency

City of Chisholm

Armory Shell Towing & Auto Body

Chisholm Fire Department

Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home


Gilbert Fire Relief Association