Ignite the Youth

Leaders of Ignite the Youth include: Desmond Bassett, Anisa Omar, Sumaya Musse, Josie Borneke, Yusra Omar, Salma Musse, Grace Engen, Zoey Zigich, and Stephen Barnacle. They are current students and graduates of Mankato Area Public Schools.

MANKATO — The Ignite the Youth group is organizing a “Black Students Matter” rally at 3 p.m. Saturday outside East High School.

The youth and young adult-led group will rally for removing police resource officers from Mankato Area Public Schools and reforming the district’s student suspension practices.

Those interested in more information can visit: www.facebook.com/ignitetheyouth20.