ST. PAUL, MN – The Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, a statewide partnership between the office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, today released an action plan aimed at improving the lives of girls and young women in Minnesota, ages 12 to 24. The Initiative’s Blueprint for Action offers 20 key recommendations to achieve equity in outcomes, access to equal opportunity, and ensure safe, prosperous lives for all young women in the state.
“This Blueprint for Action sheds light on the challenges facing young women and girls in Minnesota and it provides a path forward to expand opportunities for young women and girls throughout our state. I thank the Young Women’s Initiative for their excellent work, and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for their strong commitment to making these recommendations a reality. Together, we can build a state where all Minnesotans have equal opportunities to succeed.”
– Governor Dayton