FYI is dedicated to the success of young people in the Faribault area and is anchored by the 40 Developmental Assets; a framework which outlines the building blocks of healthy youth development.

Our Mission and Vision

FYI is dedicated to improving youth outcomes on a population level and works with multiple community partners to influence systems change.

FYI envisions Faribault to be a place where ALL young people thrive.

FYI is an expert in convening stakeholders, building consensus, promoting best practices, providing background support, and advocating for equitable policy and practices.

Staff and Board

Kymn Anderson
Faribault Chamber of Commerce

Delane James (Chair)
Library Director

Dr. Anne Marie Leland
Community Education Director, Faribault Public Schools

Nalani McCuthcheon
Associate Director of Charter School Authorizing, Audubon Center of the North Woods

Josh Ramaker
SHIP Coordinator, Rice County Public Health 

Kathleen Wendt
Junior, Faribault High School

Becky Ford

Our Partners

Allina Health

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Chamber of Commerce

City of Faribault

Faribault Diversity Coalition

Faribault Public Schools

Girls Scouts of River Valleys

Growing Up Healthy

Healthfinders Collaborative, Inc.

Healthy Community Initiative

Paradise Center for the Arts

Rice County 4-H

Rice County Family Services Collaborative

Rice County Public Health

Rice County Social Services, Community Corrections, & Attorney’s Office

Three Rivers Community Action

University of Minnesota-Extension

Our Supporters

We are incredibly grateful for the contributions of our partners and supporters. Their ongoing commitment makes it possible for FYI to continue to build collaborations that support and empower youth.