Vision and mission

We explain the inspiration that drives our work.

Vision

A future where all children and youth in Minneapolis:

  • Feel safe and heard
  • Are provided opportunities to participate and lead
  • Thrive

Mission

To lead the state and the country by creating equitable and just spaces for children, youth, and families to share power and mobilize collective action to champion local:

  • Cultures
  • Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Safety 

We use a global children and youth rights lens.

Guiding principles 

Guided by a spirit of hope, we continually strive to uphold the rights of children and youth in innovative and relevant ways by embracing:

Youth leadership

Our city’s children and youth are sought out and encouraged to lead in peer to peer and intergenerational decision-making.

(Article 12)

Inclusion and collaboration

Our city’s children and youth feel heard and feel free to share their thoughts freely with their own voices and through their lived experiences.

(Article 13)

Safe and courageous spaces

Our city’s children and youth feel safe at home, in school and in their communities.

(Article 19)

Accessibility

Our city will be intentional about making sure that all programs and services are accessible to all children and youth.

(Articles 2 and 23)

Accountability

Our city leaders are accountable to the rights of children and youth and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and children, youth and adults are accountable to one another for collective action to promote and protect children’s rights.

(Articles 42 and 43)

Read the articles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department

Phone

612-673-2301

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

Minneapolis Health Department

Phone

612-673-2301

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415