Youth N’ Power supports the organizing power of young people across the state who are interested in environmental justice, international human rights, and indigenous rights.

The youngest generations are the people who will be most impacted by the realities of climate disruption – they are also our movement's greatest asset. Youth N' Power recognizes the power that already exists wherever young people are organizing around the state and helps connect them to local, state, national, and international environmental justice issues.


Interested in Getting Involved?

We're looking to grow our capacity across the state by reach out to young people and environmental justice groups at campuses.

Want to get involved? Do you know someone we should talk to? Please connect with Analyah at or Makayla at!

Youth N' Power Timeline

During the 2019 pilot of MNIPL's Youth N' Power program, the youth visited the Shiloh Temple community solar array in North Minneapolis. They then headed to the State Capitol to share an inspiring vision for clean energy in Minnesota. Sitting in the seats of legislators on the House floor, they hold a mock debate on a Green New Deal facilitated by Rep. Frank Hornstein. Their bold ideas are a testament to the powerful, burgeoning movement for solar and wind energy in Minnesota!

Watch this video highlighting the origin of this special program and how youth are empowered to bring their power into the world! Special thanks to Devon Cupery for creating this video.