Membership Categories & Rates

Associate Membership

$250 annually – For organizations that directly serve youth. Membership includes all staff, volunteers, and board members.

Allied Membership

$125 annually – For businesses, consultants, foundations, or other organizations that don’t directly serve youth but want to show their support of the youth work community.

Individual Membership

$99 annually – If the organization you work for is a YIPA Member, then so are you! If not, become an individual member.

Grantee Membership

This membership type is only for Youth Intervention Program (YIP) grant recipients. Download this How to Calculate Your Grantee Dues document to determine your grantee dues.

How Belonging Helps You

We believe that all youth can develop their unique skills and talents with support from their communities. That means we have a positive impact on youth when you have the skills and resources you need. With a member-centric focus, we consistently deliver high-quality services and maintain outstanding service standards.

YIPA members agree that they are better equipped to succeed. Membership strengthens individual team members, increases support for youth work, and makes programs more effective. We value our members and hope you will join the association.

No matter what type of membership fits you best, you’ll find that our dues are affordable and membership is value added to your work. 

Exceptional Training

Training improves your knowledge, skills, and confidence. Members enjoy FREE unlimited access to Live Online and On-Demand trainings and preferred discount pricing for the Youth Intervention Certification (YIC) course. To ensure a comprehensive skill set, we utilize our Competency Framework for all our trainings.

Relentless Advocacy

Advocacy changes the hearts and minds of people and builds momentum to advance specific legislation in Minnesota that increases funding for Youth Intervention programs. Members increase the likelihood that their work is wholeheartedly embraced and fully funded by participating in advocacy events such as the Youth Intervention Summit and the YIP Rally Day at the Capitol.

Community Engagement

The foundation of the Association is you – our YIPA members. Together, we create a collaborative community that unites our diverse field and drives toward our shared goal of helping all youth positively develop their unique skills and talents. We learn from each other, we uplift and encourage one another, we use our collective voice to advocate for the wholehearted support that will lead to fully funding Youth Intervention programs. YOU are YIPA. You belong here! 

Your Inclusive Association

If you work with youth, you’ll feel a sense of belonging here. YIPA members are agencies, staff, and volunteers who serve youth in all different types of programs.  We’re proud to say our membership is as diverse as the needs of youth. Members include:

  • Advocates for youth and family services
  • County Health and Human Services departments
  • Crisis counseling centers
  • District Attorneys offices
  • Faith-based programs
  • Health services providers
  • Homeless youth shelters
  • Juvenile/Restorative justice and diversion programs
  • Local law enforcement agencies
  • Mental Health/Counseling clinics and treatment facilities
  • Mentoring programs
  • Out of School Time programs
  • School Districts and Alternative Schools
  • Workforce development and job training programs

The Values That Drive Our Service

We don’t just talk about our values, we let them shine through everything we do.

  • In every interaction with us, you’ll feel valued, supported, and respected because we do genuinely care about you.
  • Your work can be difficult at times so we’re here to support you. You can rely on our friendly, responsive and sincere service.
  • It’s not all work and no fun. Just like the youth you serve, we appreciate a playful attitude and a good sense of humor.
  • Through open and honest communication, being transparent about our work and building authentic relationships, we strive to earn your trust and keep your loyalty.
  • Belonging is about building community that reflects diversity, expects equity, and welcomes all to participate, engage, network and collaborate.
  • YIPA is powered by people who share your passion for serving youth. We courageously challenge the status quo and develop innovative approaches for your benefit.
  • You’ll appreciate our commitment to excellence because your programs deserve nothing less than our best. Our best will help the youth you serve achieve their best.
  • Like you, our hearts are 100% invested in helping youth succeed.

You are the Association – YIPA works for you!

Membership Categories & Rates

Associate Membership

$250 annually – For organizations that directly serve youth. Membership includes all staff, volunteers, and board members.

Allied Membership

$125 annually – For businesses, consultants, foundations, or other organization that don’t directly serve youth but want to show their support of the youth work community.

Individual Membership

$99 annually – If the organization you work for is a YIPA Member, then so are you! If not, become an individual member.

Grantee Membership

This membership type is only for Youth Intervention Program (YIP) grant recipients. Download this How to Calculate Your Grantee Dues document to determine your grantee dues.