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June 4, 2015


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar

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Pride at  Libraries 

During Pride month in June, eight Hennepin County libraries will offer free events for LGBTQA adults and families. See a complete list here.


C2i Youth Photo Voice Gallery Show Mixer

June 18, 5-8 PM 

Urban Research & Outreach Center 

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and photos by C2i Foster Youth. Click here for info & RSVP.


June 20, 10 AM

North Mississippi Regional Park, 5114 N. Mississippi Dr., Mpls. More info here.


Community Empowerment through Black Men Healing Conference

June 25-26, Metro

State Univ., St. Paul 

“Historical Trauma: Addressing Gender Issues in the African American Com-munity”  Register. 

MPS at Twin Cities Pride

June 28, 10 AM, 

Meet at 3rd St. between 2nd & 3rd Ave) Staff, students and families are invited to march with us. RSVP Jason BucklinQuestions: 612.668.5482

Employment for Adults

Nawayee Center School Teachers

Middle/high school math and science.

Contact Joe Rice,  612-721-1655 x12, or send a resume and transcripts to Naw-ayee Center School  2421 Bloomington Ave. S. Mpls, Mn, 55404 by July 30.

Qualifications: BA and MN teaching license in the subject

School website. 

Training for Adults

Webinar: Org Approaches to Effective Trauma-Informed Services

June 12, 1 - 2:30 PM 

Learn about practices for specific popula-tions, types of trauma, caring for children, and more. Register.


Trauma-Informed Approaches

June 22, 9 AM. - 2 PM

Earl Brown Center

Connect, learn, and lead through com-munity conversation about trauma and trauma-informed care.

Register here. 



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 “What’s Up 612!” Launches 

What’s Up 612! is an online citywide resource where youth, parents, educators, youth workers, and others can find afterschool and summer activities for children and youth ages 5-21.


The website is one component of the Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) Minneapolis Afterschool Network, the citywide out-of-school time system that ensures all Minneapolis young people have access to comprehensive, high quality afterschool programs that support positive youth development, educational achievement, and career and community readiness.


Users can offer suggestions, connect with fellow users via social media, and participate in community activities and events. Program providers are encouraged to submit program content to keep the program finder up-to-date with new and exciting opportunities.


To find things to do in the 612! visit For more information contact YCB Afterschool Project Director Fatima Muhammad (612.673.2131) or YCB Communications Coordinator Chris Garner (612.673.3433).

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Note: Most programs start on or after June 9 and end around Aug. 22.


Second Harvest: Go to Need Food > Services, Partners & Programs > Summer Food Service Program > Click on MN map > Enter address.


Minneapolis Public Schools: Information on dates, sites and applications. Available for all children 1-18 years old.


Food Truck Sites in Minneapolis: (June 8 – August 14)

Sumner Field/Library, N 8 St./Bryant Ave. N, 11-11:45 am, Mon-Fri. 

Jackson Square Park, 2212 Jackson St. NE, 12-12:45 pm, Mon-Fri.

North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N, 1-1:45 pm, Mon-Fri.


Minneapolis Park & RecEnter Summer Meal Program in Search box.


Saint Paul Public Schools Food Truck: Starting June 12, offering free lunches and snacks to youth 18 years and under as well as persons with disabilities over 18 who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.


Minnesota Food Share: Click on Food Shelf Finder > Click on Summer Food Services Program in Search area.  


Help Students Learn about Careers

Speak about your career as part of a panel at the “Earn While You Learn” program which provides personal and professional development classes to over 500 Minneapolis youth enrolled in the Teen Teamworks and STEP-UP summer youth employment programs. It just takes about an hour sometime during the week of July 13. 


Classes are held at South High School on Mondays and Wednesdays and at Minnesota Internship Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hours are 8:30-9:30 AM, 10-11 AM, 12:30-1:30 PM and 2-3 PM.


If you can help, please contact MarLynn Schleeter (612.313.7745). 


Youth Leadership Training Grant

The National Youth Leadership Council is offering grants for young people (15-21) to attend the National Youth Leadership Training July 9-14, fully funded. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the annual conference to demonstrate the work they’ve put into the campaign all year.

This grant provides recipients with the training, tools, and resources to implement a service-learning action plan addressing issues of education inequity. The Council is particularly looking for young male leaders to support and participate in this effort. 

The application deadline is June 10. Visit the National Youth Leadership Council website to learn more. ApplicationDirect questions to Ah Vang-Lo at 651-999-7362.  


Activities for Young People

Free PCYC Drop-in Summer Fun: June 15 – August 7

Fun activities for kids of all ages. No advance registration – kids can just drop in. 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday – Friday. Cleveland Park, 3232 Queen Ave. N., Minneapolis. Contact Catrice O'Neal612-643-2026.


Free Summer Camp Capri: July 6 – August 7

Middle School Arts Camp for students who’ve completed grades 5 – 8. Teaching Artists: Greta Oglesby, Dennis Spears, T. Mychael Rambo (and more). 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis. Registration and more information here.


Summer Academic Enrichment Program

For children in grades 3-11 who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches. Apply for a stipend to attend a summer academic enrichment program. If you are in grades 7-11, you must have either an overall “C” average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Link.


Free Heart of the Beast (HOTB) Puppet Shows

Every Saturday in June and July at 10 AM and 11:30 AM at Calhoun Square in Uptown. Each Saturday includes a “Make and Take” activity between the first and second shows for the first 45 participants. Lake & Hennepin in south Minneapolis.

Learn More Here