March 2014 Sprockets Newsletter

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 March 2014 Newsletter

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Spotlight: Wilder's Youth Leadership Initiative

“Youth may not be considered the smartest people in the world..." Peevxwm begins. See how Youth Leadership Initiative participants blow that misconception to pieces with their impassioned commitment to their program and communities.

Youth Leadership Initiative

2014 Sprockets Network Conference Revisited

2014 Sprockets Network Conference

Whether or not you were able to attend the Sprockets Network Conference on March 3, you'll want to check out this wrap up of the day, featuring Mission Moment videos, photos, and resources from breakout sessions!

New Chair of Sprockets Leadership Group Appointed

On behalf of Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva, Sprockets is pleased to announce that Suzanne Kelly of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners has accepted an invitation to chair our Leadership Group. Read the full announcement here!

Suzanne Kelly

Neighborhood Network Team Meetings

North End and Friends
April 10, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Murray Middle School

East Side Network Cafe
April 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Dayton's Bluff Rec Center

Leap Forward Collaborative for Youth
April 15, 10 a.m. to noon, location TBD

Neighborhood Learning Community
April 22, noon to 1 p.m. at Baker Center

Learn more about Neighborhood Network Teams, and let us know if you'd like to be on the listserv for one or more of these groups.

2012-13 Out-of-School Time Report Released

2012-13 Out-of-School Time Report

Our second annual citywide report on out-of-school time data answers and raises important questions about out-of-school time learning in Saint Paul. Dig into the data and stories, and join us in creating action plans to help the network continue to thrive.

Minnesota Parent Magazine: Learning Beyond the Classroom

Minnesota Parent Magazine

Minnesota Parent Magazine highlighted the importance of out-of-school time learning by featuring Sprockets, Youthprise, and the Youth Coordinating Board in their March 2014 issue! Pick up a copy and see the online version or PDF issue here!

Hiring a Summer Intern Through Right Track

Did you know that if your small business or nonprofit hires a young person through Right Track, you may be reimbursed up to $1000 in wages per summer intern? Final deadline to sign up is April 30, 2014.

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Youth & Family Events Calendar

Want to promote (or discover) youth and family-friendly events in Saint Paul? Check out our Events Calendar!

Events Calendar

Professional Development Opportunities

Foundational Skills Workshop: Understanding Survival Based Youth

April 9, 2014
6 to 9 p.m.
Metro State University

Quality Toolkit: Active Learning

April 10, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
SPPS District Headquarters

Foundational Skills Workshop: Behavior Management

April 16, 2014
6 to 9 p.m.
Metro State University

Click for class descriptions, registration, and more upcoming opportunities.

Sprockets on SPNN Forum

John Forde of SPNN Forum recently sat down with Eyenga Bokamba to talk about Sprockets, out-of-school time learning, and how we can all contribute to youth success. Watch the interview!

SPNN Forum

Sprockets Program Finder Updates

Find programs now

Did you know there are currently 620 listings in the Sprockets Program Finder? Check out this month's updates:

- 420 Saint Paul Parks and Recreation programs added

- Frogtown Youth Farm Summer Program

- Discovery Club sites

- Building Cultural Bridges Camp

- YWCA's Youth Achievers Program & IMPACT

- 21CCLC: Adventure Camp, Amazing Race Thru Life Camp, Creative Arts Camp, Leadership Camp

- Neighborhood House Teen Summer Camps

- ARTS-US Camp Timbuktu

- Camp Fire MN's Camp Tanadoona

- YOUniversity Summer Classes

Not listed in the Program Finder yet? In 2013, there were nearly 19,000 page views; let us know if you want to be part of the action.