• Spark-Y: Youth Action Labs (map)
  • 681 17th Avenue Northeast, Suite 101
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55413
  • United States


Help us celebrate the launch of our new headquarters in NE Minneapolis with our 8th annual graduating class of Spark-Y interns.

A keynote address from Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
Project presentations from our interns, showcasing Spark-Y youth programming in-action
Food and drink from Eastside Co-op & Butter Bakery - served up by Eco-Products
Featuring a brand new location at Casket Arts Building

This event is open to the community. Please kindly RSVP:


Our new headquarters: 
Casket Arts Building | 681 17th Ave NE | Suite 101 | Minneapolis, MN 5541

Our staff and team of interns have been working hard, carving timbers for our sustainable systems at the new space:



Spark-Y is excited to be joining many of our school program partners in Northeast Minneapolis, including Edison High School, Northeast Middle School, Pillsbury Elementary and more. Just up the street, you can find our 2016 internship project: a timber-frame pavilion in Beltrami Park. Our new space will include staff workspace and meeting areas, a microgreen farm, and biology innovation lab.


We refer to our internship as a “sustainability bootcamp,” where youth are placed in teams and given a real-world project to complete on deadline with environmental and financial outcomes. 2018 interns will be sharing their projects through interactive presentations. This year’s projects include garden installations, a youth-led workshops, an aquaponics system build, and a timber frame farm build at our new headquarters at Casket Arts.

We are so excited to celebrate our new space and the lasting contributions of our 2018 Spark-Y interns!