News for Youth Work Professionals: May 15, 2015

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May 15, 2015


Asian Media Access Showcases Youth Multimedia Work

May 17, Noon – 5 PM

Landmark Center, 75 5th Street, St. Paul  

Visit the AMA youth animation exhibit at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at Landmark Center. 


Twin Cities My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Action Plan

May 19, 3 - 4:30 PM

Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will introduce a joint strategy for advancing the goals of President

Obama's  "My Brother’s Keeper" initiative. This event will also be a celebration of boys and young men of color. Register 


UROC Community Day Free Open House

May 20, 2 - 7 PM

U of M Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis

Celebrate five years of University-community partnerships with tours, live music, food, and more. Link


Minnesota Alliance With Youth Open House

May 20, 7:30 AM

2233 University Ave W., Suite 235, St. Paul 

Enjoy a cup of joe, a donut, and some conversation with Alliance staff and board members.  No RSVP is necessary. 

Come Turn Up with The Crew

June 18, 1-5 PM

High School for Recording Arts

1166 University AV. W, St. Paul  

A family friendly celebration with food, fun, and information.

The Check Yo' Self Crew will perform music from their CD.

If you can help sponsor and/or vendor at this event, please call 651-294-3023.


Jobs for Adults

Summer Jobs at Camp Sunrise

Seeking responsible adults to supervise youth at a summer camp for youth from diverse backgrounds.

See job descriptions and application here. 

Hennepin Co. Child & Teen Check Up

Two full-time Senior Community Health Workers, one bilingual-Spanish. Three  year grant positions with benefits. Two or more years of college in community/ public health or two or more years of  work experience in customer service and community outreach in diverse communities, or, a combination of education and experience to equal two years.  A drivers license is required. Some week-end and evening work.  Send resume to Ana Temim by May 20, 5 PM.  




The Trauma-Informed 

Approaches Innovation Lab: Taking Initiative: Connecting, Learning, Leading

June 22, 9 AM - 2 PM

Earl Brown Center

For those working on trauma-informed 

approaches in their lives and work.  

Register here


Understanding African Global Migration through a Historical Lens Summer Institute

June 19, 22-25, 2015, 9 AM - 4 PM, U of M West Bank

This free course brings together teams of educators, youth workers, and East African high school students to engage in an exploration of migration patterns that is both global and local.  Teams will have the opportunity to understand reasons for migration out of the Horn of Africa through the experiences of East African students, their families, and their communities.  The goals of this institute are to better understand the historical and colonial causes of conflict in the region, personalize these larger sociopolitical and historical events, and connect the experience to classroom and out-of-school learning opportunities in an action plan.


Register here or email Deborah Jane by June 5. Registration is restricted to teams of classroom teachers, after school youth workers, and high school students from the same school.  If you do not have a team but wish to attend this institute, email Deborah.

CEUs and dorm housing are available for a fee.

VILLA “I Matter” Scholarship

The VILLA "I Matter" scholarship provides tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall 2015. Recipients are selected based on the applicant’s demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter. The scholarship award will range from $250-$1000.


The application deadline is May 30, 2015.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Current high school seniors attending school in a metropolitan area with a VILLA store;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application;
  • Accepted to and enrolling full-time in an accredited U.S. undergraduate program for fall 2015.

Find details.

Prospects Increase for Teenagers as Economy Strengthens

Job prospects for Minnesota teenagers have improved considerably since the recession. The average unemployment rate for young people ages 16 to 19 fell to 11.4 percent in 2014, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).


While the teenage unemployment rate was well above the 4 percent unemployment rate for all age groups in the state in 2014, the new figures are an improvement from teen jobless rates that surged to more than 20 percent during the recession. The average unemployment rate for Minnesota teens was 16.7 percent as recently as 2013.


 “With strong employment growth in both the retail and the accommodation and food service sectors in March, this might be a great summer for teens in Minnesota to get some work experience and earn their first paychecks,” said Oriane Casale of DEED’s Labor Market Information Office.


Minnesota has the seventh-highest labor force participation rate in the country for teenagers at 48.5 percent. Nationally, the teen labor force participation rate is about 33 percent.


Learn more on DEED’s website.


Lutheran Social Services' Family in Safe Hands Family Violence Prevention Programs

For mothers and children that have experienced domestic violence and other painful traumas.

Restorative Parenting Support Group

Keeping children safe, communicating effectively, setting safe boundaries and administering respectful, age-appropriate discipline.

Tuesdays, May 26 - August 11, 6 PM to 8 PM (12 sessions)

Free childcare and free refreshments

Learn more.


Children’s Play Therapy Support Group

Through focused therapeutic play sessions, the challenging complexities of surviving trauma are safely and skillfully explored.

Saturdays, May 30 - August 15, 10 AM to 12 PM (12 sessions)

(A parenting support and information group happens simultaneously for the caregivers whose children are involved in the program.)

Free childcare and free light meal provided each time.

Learn more.


Nurturing Parenting Class

Setting healthy boundaries, age-appropriate discipline, establishing positive family leadership, successful communication and increasing the safety of a family’s environment by developing family safety plans.

12 Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30 PM  Register at 5:30 PM prior to class. 

Learn more.


Project Diva Lifestyle Camps

For girls ages 11-16.This week long day (9 AM-1 PM) camp experience will include an Image Coaching workshop each day. The main focus is leadership and self-love. There will be activities, games, prizes, snacks, and lunch. The week will end with a Celebration of Success.


Camp Schedule:

June 22-26 (Registration deadline is June 15.)

July 13-17 (Registration deadline is July 6.)

August 10-14 (Registration deadline is August 3.)

There are limited spots. Inquire about scholarships.


Learn more about Project Diva.


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