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December 18, 2015


Hawthorne Huddle

Jan. 7, 7:30 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast at 7:15 AM

Farview, 621 29 Ave. N Topic: Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative


Fix-It Clinic

Jan. 9, 2016, 12 - 4 PM

Armatage Rec Center

More info


2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan. 18, Ordway Center, St. Paul

Free and open to the public. More information


Cutlivating Conditions for Change: A Forum on Race & Economics

Jan. 27,  8 - 11:30 AM

Minneapolis. Hosted by Greater Twin Cities United Way. Get tickets.


Fix-It Tech Event

Jan. 29, 10 AM - 1 PM

EMERGE Career and Technology Center



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

Training for Adults


Addressing Bullying in Schools

Jan. 22, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Hamline University 


Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health 

2016 Training series: Jan 11 - Mar 4, 2016


PACER Center Workshops

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


Center for Early Education and Development Courses 


YIPA Trainings

Jobs for Adults

Camp Fire: After School Program Staff


PT Youth Program Spec. Pillsbury House + Theatre


MPRB FT Childcare Worker


Waite House Teen Coordinator


Teen Library Services Internship


Hope Community Youth Stewards Facilitator


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.

NEWS for Youth Work Professionals Update

This is the last issue of the NEWS for Youth Work Professionals newsletter for 2015. In 2016, the NEWS will come out the 2nd and the 4th Thursdays of the month. The next issue will be January 14, 2016.

We are always looking for newsletter content so please send us your success stories, program information, resources, upcoming events, training and job announcements, and other news to share. 


HIRED Named Youth Service Partner of the Year

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Pictured L to R: Tyler Olson, Minneapolis Workforce Council; Deb Bahr-Helgen, City of Minneapolis Employment and Training; Jane Samargia, Jan West, and Kelley Eubanks, HIRED; and Carlye Peterson, Minneapolis Workforce Council

HIRED was selected for the fifth time as City of Minneapolis Youth Service Partner of the Year.  In 2015 HIRED provided 112 Minneapolis youth, ages 14-21, with comprehensive, individualized education and employment and training services.  HIRED also operated a high quality internship project that provided 65 Minneapolis youth with valuable work experience and skill enhancement.


Patrick Henry High School Rated One of the Best in the State

A north Minneapolis high school, where 89 percent of the students are minorities, is making headlines this week. The students and teachers were ranked the 3rd best in the state by US News and World Report.


The report examined student performance on state required tests and also measured the way schools prepare students for college. Fifty-two percent of Henry students take International Baccalaureate course work and exams. Students can also participate in after-school college prep programs. Patrick Henry officials say last year, 98 percent of students applied to a college or university and 78 percent of them enrolled.

Read the rest of the story. 


Cookie Cart Makes the Today Show

Cookie Cart was selected by The Today Show after receiving a large number of nominations to be featured on the program's Holiday Cookie Swap. Dominique Nelson, formerly a teen of the youth program and now production manager of the bakery joined the two hosts for cookies and a presentation of Cookie Cart's work.

See the story. 


Opportunities for Youth

Conservation Corps Youth Positions

For youth ages 15-18

Youth Outdoors Crew Member

Summer Youth Corps Crew Member

Application Deadline: February 2, 2016

Learn more and apply here.


Trading Up

Trading Up is a free construction prep program for low-income individuals that provides participants with career counseling, classroom instruction, and hands-on learning opportunities to help them find their path to a career in the building trade.


Attend an Orientation Session:

January 12, 2016, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

St. Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

More information and application.


MPR Young Reporters Series®

The Young Reporters Series pairs high school and college-age reporters with an experienced MPR producer to create compelling stories for MPR News. Participants gain experience in research, interviewing, field recording, writing for radio, digital editing and voicing.


If you are interested in participating, please contact Toni Randolph or call 651-290-1223. Link to MPR website.


YouthLink Youth Opportunity Center Calendar


STEP-UP Applications Are Open

The STEP-UP online application for summer 2016 is available here. 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.
  • applicants must be eligible to work in the US (by June 1, 2016) and have proper documentation

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


What's Up 612!

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


YouthLink Youth Opportunity Calendar




StreetWorks, a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, is a collaborative of 12 youth-serving nonprofits that provide street-based outreach to youth experiencing homelessness in the Metro area. Outreach workers provide young people with connections to housing stability through referrals to life skills training and food resources, family reunification and safety planning, emergency shelter, and basics necessities. Learn more.


A Good Question

A good survey depends on asking good questions—particularly when you're asking about abstract or subjective experiences, skills, or priorities. What makes a question good? Find out at the SEARCH Institute.


MDHS Commonly Used Application Forms

Commonly used application forms and application information for human services can be found here.