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August 13 2015


Fix It Tech Event

Aug. 21, 10 AM - 2 PM

Free computer repair, education and support.

MN Resource Center 

Find info/map here.


MIC 2015 Summit: Increasing Life Opportunities & Equity with Our Youth

Sept. 10, 7 AM - 5 PM, TAP Resource Center, St Paul. Register here.


National Check & Connect Conference

October 7 - 8, U of M

Experts and practitioners address student engagement among at-risk youth.

Info/registration here. 


Employment for Adults


MCM (Montessori Center of Minnesota) Seeking teacher training candidate for fall 2015. Full scholarship may be available.

Must be woman of color, low-income, and have a B.A. Contact Nicole Olson at 651.298.1120

MCM Website


Patchwork Quilt Program Director and Youth Workers

Best Buy Teen Tech Center Mentor Coord. Mpls. Central Library 


Division of Indian Works Math Tutor, Reading Coach and Youth Worker


Cookie Cart Senior Operations Manager


Hennepin County Library Public Service Assistant


Intermedia Arts Executive Director


ESNS Positions

Future Connect Program Coordinator, Lead Youth Worker, Youth OST Licensed Teacher, Youth OST Time Literacy Coordinator, and more.

MN Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps Promise Fellows


Youthprise Program Administrator


EMERGE Employment Facilitator


Girl Scouts Partnership Specialist- Latina Initiative


Fall 2015 MPS Farm to School Internship


City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin 

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Please submit your news items to Pat Behrend or call 612-673-6220.

Cookie Cart is Expanding

Cookie Cart has purchased space for a bakery in St. Paul and is now working to raise the $3.2 million it needs to renovate the building. The group has set a goal of opening the bakery in 2017, but plans to start working with teens in St. Paul next year.


Teens in a program organized with Johnson High School will take classes on job readiness and life skills and sell cookies at community events, according to a news release from Cookie Cart organizers.


The Minneapolis Cookie Cart bakery, which was started by Sister Jean Thuerauf, has been in operation since 1988. It reopened last fall at its location at 1119 W. Broadway after a major renovation, and currently employs 200 young people.


"We look forward to working hand in hand with our new neighbors on the East Side to transform the lives of more teens," said Matt Halley, the group's executive director.


Read the whole story.


The Homestretch Documentary and Homeless Youth Act Celebration

The Link, Youth Moving Forward (a state-wide coalition of youth service providers) and Minneapolis Public Schools present a screening of the documentary film, The Homestretch, a youth panel discussion, community award ceremony and reception at the Northrop on August 19 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM. The event is free to the public. Registration is required.


The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Watch a trailer for The Homestretch.


The film will be followed by a youth panel discussion, celebration of our Homeless Youth Act leaders and champions, and a community reception.


Find more information and register here. 


Opportunities for Youth

Free Grammy Camp

September 19, 9 AM - 5 PM, Minneapolis Central Library. Learn with industry professionals doing beat making, song writing, and vocal performance. Lunch provided. Enrollment limited to first 30 who sign up. Register Now!


Southside Boys and Girls Club

Open August 24th for afterschool hours, 2-7 PM (5-12 years old) and 2-9 PM (13-18 years old). Just $5!  Find flyer and application here.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarships

The Family Travel Forum and the Society of American Travel Writers invite applications for a scholarship program designed to encourage teens to share their travel experiences in words and images. For students between the ages of 13 and 18. More information here.


What's Up 612!

Find afterschool and summer activities in Minneapolis for ages 5-21. 



Think Small

Think Small, formerly known as Resources for Child Caring, has services, resources, and advocacy for Minnesota early childhood education.

Visit the website.


The Montessori Center of Minnesota (MCM)

MCM is a national center for Montessori excellence and one of only 35 Montessori teacher-training institutions worldwide. Those who are interested in training to become a Montessori teacher, assistant or aide, or are considering a Montessori education for their child, learn more here.


Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program

More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities for K-12 students. Find information and application here.


Free Geek Twin Cities

Free Geek Twin Cities reuses and recycles computers and provides access to computers, the internet, education and job skills in exchange for community service. Visit the website.


Great Tix at Science Museum of Minnesota

To ensure access for everyone, the Science Museum offers income-based discounts on admission and memberships through the Great Tix Program. Visit the Science Museum website for more details. 


Training for Adults

"CEU's On A Stick"

Three hour workshops at the U of M Youth Work Learning Lab. 

Enroll in a workshop and receive a free ticket to the MN State Fair.

Click here to register.


STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day 

Aug. 15, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Minneapolis, MN Become trauma-informed in a short time. CEs available. Register


Ripples of Resilience: Cultivating Care for Self & Community

August 26, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, St. Paul, MN

Concepts of stress and trauma and strategies to care for oneself and others.  Register


ATTACh Conference: Attachment Matters Raising the Bar for Child Wellbeing

September 24 - 17, Minneapolis. Join parents and professionals to learn from one another and receive training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment. Register


Upcoming YIPA Trainings