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December 4, 2015


Northside Youth Workers Collaborative

Dec. 8, 4-5:30 pm

Farview Park, 29/Lyn N.

FFI: April Graves


Eastside Youth Work Practitioners

Dec. 9, 11 am - noon

East Side Neighbor-hood Services - lower level meeting space

1700 Second Street NE


"You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown" 

Dec. 10-12, 7 p.m. 

Edison High School Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for students. Flyer


Native Youth Worker Circle

Dec. 11, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St., Mpls.  FFI


Celebration & Reading of COMPAS' 36th Anthology of Student Writing

Dec. 12, 1-3 pm

Landmark Center, St. Paul. A celebration of the best writing by young people in the State. More info.


Engage Minneapolis Community Series

Free Dinner and Discussion

Dec. 15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Oak Park Center, Mpls.

Find more info here.


Cutlivating Conditions for Change: A Forum on Race & Economics

Jan. 27, 8-11:30 am

Hilton, 1001 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis

Hosted by Greater Twin Cities United Way

Get tickets.


Save the Date: March 29, 2016 Youth Day at the Capitol!

Training for Adults  

Nontraditional Student Success - Perkins Basics and Beyond

Free online course.

Info & registration. 


PACER Center Workshops

Free to parents of children with disabilities and professionals working with families.


Center for Early Education and Development Online 

Click here for a list of courses.


YIPA Trainings

Employment for Adults

Waite House Teen Coordinator


Teen Library Services Internship


CE Community School Coordinator-Bancroft


Hope Community Youth Stewards Facilitator


Augsburg Fairview Academy


MDHS Paid Summer Internships


Hennepin County


YWCA of Minneapolis


Collaborative Job Board


Jobs at The Link


Hiawatha Academies






YMCA Twin Cities


U of M Extension




Minnesota Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps Promise Fellows


City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin

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

STEP-UP Seeking Temporary Staff

STEP-UP Work Readiness Intake Interviewer

Meet one-on-one with young people to assess their interests and skills to help place them into internships. Short term. Apply here by December 18.

STEP-UP Work Readiness Trainer

Lead a classroom of 25+ young people (ages 14-21) in work readiness skills and activities, guided by the STEP-UP work readiness curriculum. Short term. Apply here by December 18.

STEP-UP Achieve Youth Services Assistant

Provide support to youth as they complete work readiness training, are matched with internships and navigate hiring and on-boarding. Full-time, 

6-month temporary position. Apply here by December 15.

STEP-UP Discover Work Readiness Trainer

Lead a classroom of 30+ young people (ages 14-15) in work readiness skills and activities, guided by the STEP-UP work readiness curriculum. Short-term position. Apply by December 18 here. 


Delta Dental Serve a Smile Grants

Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation have announced the 13th annual Serve a Smile mini-grant program. Through the generosity of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, over $25,000 in mini-grant funding will be made available to Minnesota youth-led service/service-learning projects that address important oral health or health issues. Mini-grant awards of up to $1000 will support youth affiliated with schools and youth-serving community organizations in Minnesota, offering young people essential funds as they envision ways to create healthier schools and communities.


Learn more and apply here by Thursday, January 21st at 4:00 p.m. 


Sundance (YSE) Youth Social Entrepreneurship Research Challenge

Many nonprofit organizations working tirelessly with youth within low-income communities are not able to provide data, reporting, and evidence that their efforts have helped youth achieve success. As a result, these nonprofits cannot attain needed federal, state and foundation dollars. Building evaluation systems is expensive, time consuming, and challenging for organizations that understandably prioritize program services over data collection. This is a Challenge to reward candidates with an opportunity to jointly build their systems and the field of YSE.


You can find the RFP at the Sundance Family Foundation website, or by clicking here. The RFP Deadline: Dec. 15, 2015.

Opportunities for Youth

STEP-UP Applications Open Dec. 7, 2015

The STEP-UP application for summer 2016 will be available online here on December 7, 2015. After STEP-UP interns complete training, they are eligible to work for pay at Minneapolis businesses and nonprofit organizations to gain job experience, explore career interests, and build professional skills.


To be eligible, youth must:

  • Live in Minneapolis,
  • Be 14-21 years old on June 1, 2016
  • Not be currently enrolled in college (PSEO is okay). Current college students may consider the Urban Scholars Program. 
  • Meet income guidelines or have a substantial barrier to employment including students with disabilities, IEPs, English language learners, or pregnant and parenting teens. If you are unsure if you qualify, please apply.
  • Be eligible to work in the US (by June 1, 2016) and have proper documentation

 The STEP-UP application deadline is February 5, 2016.


North 4 Project

The North 4 Project is recruiting for its upcoming cohort that includes:

  • Guaranteed internship and job placement
  • Work up to 20 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • One-to-one mentoring and job coaching

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be 16-21 year old males
  • Stay in North Minneapolis
  • Be involved with the justice system and/or affiliated with a clique or gang

There will be one more North 4 info session/orientation:

Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 p.m., EMERGE, 1834 Emerson Ave. N.

Questions? Call Nick: 612-203-0285 or email


 “Start the Music! A Brass Family Bash”

Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m., Capri Theater, Minneapolis 

Free St. Paul Chamber Orchestra program for families with children ages 3-6. The event includes crafts, activities and a 30-minute concert.

The event is free, but tickets must be reserved to guarantee admission.

Reserve your tickets and find more information here.


Evening with August

Wednesday, December. 16, 7 p.m. at the Capri Theater 

High schoolers in the Capri After School Theater program (CAST) will present scenes from seven August Wilson plays. The performance is free and open to the public. Click here for more information on this event and how to enroll in the CAST program.


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


What's Up 612!

Find afterschool activities in Minneapolis for ages 5-21 on-line. 



Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.



COMPAS Creative Classroom works in Kindergarten to 12th grade classrooms engaging schoolchildren in creative learning. Artists teach professional art techniques, build connections with classroom curriculum, explore history and cultural diversity, and nurture student creativity.


COMPAS Creative Community works in libraries, parks, festivals, after-school programs, shelters, and recreation centers to deliver enriching, creativity-growing experiences to Minnesotans. Find out more.


“Winter Warmth Collection” Give Back to the Community Event

Hats, scarves, gloves, mitten, and winter coats to keep children warm.

December 12, Noon to 3 p.m., Farview Park, 621 29 Ave. N, Minneapolis 

Questions? Call 612-529-6033 or Email


Stairstep Foundation: Community Outreach Navigators assist getting support to meet basic needs of food, clothing, housing assistance, financial literacy education, child protection and child advocacy issues, parenting services, career development and training, employment assistance, and assistance in acquiring a high school diploma or GED.

Located at 1404 14th Ave. N., Call 612-521-3110. Website