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About Daryel Youth MN

Daryel was incorporated into a 501c3 non-profit in 2018. Daryel is a nationally recognized, Somali nonprofit organization tailored towards enriching the lives of Somali American youth by utilizing the positive elements of education, mentoring, employment, and the arts. Daryel’s mission is to motivate youth to pursue higher education, while promoting and building community ties at events throughout Minnesota.
Daryel directs youth towards higher education, civic involvement, and a volunteer commitment to the community. Daryel helps Somali youth understand their options and make the right choices, through programs offering mentoring, tutoring, and job readiness training.

How We Help!

Daryel works in collaboration with other community partners to help foster healthy communities, empower youth as well provide resources and opportunities for the communities to better enjoy life in the twin cities area.

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Career Development

DARYEL is partnering with the City of Minneapolis, the MN Trucking Association and area trucking employers to assist East African refugees in obtaining a commercial trucking license and job placement.


Our Purpose is to create a safe environment for our youth in our society. We want to motivate our youth to take part in the civil aspects in our community and to pursue a higher education. Furthermore, as we meet new emerging needs in our community, we plan to serve our increasingly diverse public with a dedicated diverse leadership team.


Our mission is to create a better world by providing community-based, culturally specific programs and services to youth and their families through education, the arts, and economic development.