Youth Services

Youth Services

Youth are the future of our communities, so we seek to set them up for a brighter future. We address a broad range of needs we see in our disadvantaged youth such as: career planning, escaping cycles of violence, financial education to interrupt generational poverty, and engagement with the community as a whole.

The North 4 Program

North 4 creates new pathways to success for gang or clique involved young men between the ages of 16-24 who live in North Minneapolis. The men learn leadership, workplace, and life skills, gain access to individual and group support, and opportunities to engage with the community.

Frequently Asked Questions About Youth Services

EMERGE’s Youth Services is a continuum meant to support you in all your specific needs. Our most commonly asked questions are answered below. Can’t find the answers you need? Contact us.

You qualify if you are 18 or older (16-17 with parental consent). Also, you will need a photo ID and Social Security card. If you don’t have these documents, you can work with a coach who will assist in obtaining the documents from the proper channels.

Please submit the initial form, and a coach will reach out to walk you through the process.

We tailor the internship sites to fit the needs, wants, and goals of the participants. Some examples of industries we place in are healthcare, technology, and customer service.

You must be enrolled in Youth Services and complete our work readiness programming to qualify for internship placement.

EMERGE partners with the Minneapolis Placement Center which places youth at the school most appropriate for their needs to complete high school. However, if this doesn’t work for you, we will provide you with resources to achieve your GED.

That’s where we come in! Our coaches will walk you through a career assessment, aptitude, and discuss your interests individually to guide your career journey.