Eligibility and requirements

We welcome Minneapolis residents, age 14 to 21, who are not enrolled in college.

To be eligible you must

  • Live in Minneapolis
  • Be 14 to 21 years old on June 20, 2024
  • Not be currently enrolled in college
    • You can be enrolled in Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO)
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. by June 20, 2024

College students may apply to Urban Scholars

You must also meet one or more of these requirements

  • Family income guidelines
  • Live with a disability
  • Have an IEP or 504 plan
  • Be an English Language Learner
  • Be pregnant or parenting
  • Be experiencing homelessness or high mobility
  • Be involved in the foster care system
  • Have been involved in the justice system

See family income guidelines

Contact us

Step Up

Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415