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February 25, 2016


Minnesota Parent Camp Fair

Feb. 27, 10am-2pm

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


Native Youth Worker Circle (NYWC)

Mar. 3, 10:30am-12:30 pm, Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St.


Latino Dance Party

Mar. 4-7, Mixed Blood Theater, Free group reservations for school groups and non-profits

Visit Mixed Blood


Northside Youth Collaborative

Mar. 8, 12-1:30pm, Emerge Career and Tech Center, 1834 Emerson Ave N


Youth Worker Collaborative Joint Meeting

Mar. 9, 11am-1pm

Division of Indian Work. 1001 E. Lake St. 


Fix It Tech Event

Mar. 12, 11am-2pm

ESNS, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis


Evergreen Annual Conference:

Creating Hope & Healing for Youth & Families, Mar. 24 & 25, 

Bemidji, MN


2016 Youth Day at the Capitol (YDAC)

Mar. 29, 9:30am-5pm

Begins at the Wilder Center. Ends at the Capitol. Free. All ages welcome. Workshops for 5-12 grades.


Bridges to Manhood Conference

April 1, 9am-3:30pm

MCTC. For young men of color ages 14-24

Big Ideas Community Connections Conference

April 2, 8am-3pm

Minneapolis Convention Center


It’s Not Rocket Science: The Best of the Chicago Avenue Project

April 7, 7pm and April 8, 4 and 7pm,

Pillsbury House Theater, 35 & Chicago


Southside Youth Worker Engagement Group

April 14, Time & Place TBD


The Conference on the Intersection of Athletic and Educational Equity

April 21, 8:30am-3:30 pm, 123 SE Harvard St, Minneapolis


Training for Adults

Master Recycler Composter Course. Build expertise within your organization to improve your recycling program or increase education about waste.

March 8-12, Tuesdays 6-8:30 p.m., Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave. S


Unconscious Bias Training

Mar. 15, 8am-12pm

Macalester College

$125, African American Leadership Forum


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

Employment for Adults

Nexus Minnesota Regional Coordinator


Summer Jobs in Urban Garden Program


Southside Family Charter School PT Gym Lead and Play Lead


Youth Farm 


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities


Camp Fire Staff


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 Ameri-Corps 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.

Youth Worker Collaboratives to Meet

All youth worker collaborative members are invited to attend a joint meeting on Wednesday, March 9th from 11:00 1:00 p.m. at Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake St.  There will be announcements, speakers, and opportunities to connect and network amongst the collaboratives:  Northside Youth Collaborative, Southside Youth Worker Engagement Group, Native Youth Worker Circle, Cedar Riverside Youth Worker Collaborative, and Eastside Practitioners.


$30,000 Available for Blueprint Approved Institute

The City of Minneapolis Health Department and the Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence have released a Request for Applications for the “Blueprint Approved” Institute.


The Institute works to address violence prevention among youth and within the community. It is designed to help organizations and individuals build capacity through educational sessions and through funding for organizations working to address the goals of the Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence.


Five organizations will each receive an award of $6,000 that will be broken down into: $3,000 to compensate organizations for staff time spent in the Institute training and $3,000 for a youth violence prevention micro-grant to implement a youth project.


For questions please email Sasha Cotton, City of Minneapolis Health Department Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator.


Applications are due by: 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016. Find more information and documents here. 


Share Your Spring Break and Summer Programs on What's Up 612!

Minneapolis children and youth will soon have a break from school. Let’s help them access quality afterschool programs that will keep them engaged, safe and inspired to learn. Now is the time to feature your youth program, event and/or resource on What’s Up 612!


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


For more information about What's Up 612!, email Minneapolis Afterschool Network Director Fatima Muhammad or call 612-673-2131.


Submit your spring and summer break youth opportunities today! Click here to find out how.

Free Tech Certification Class for Women

The  Creating IT Futures FoundationEMERGE Community DevelopmentMayor Betsy Hodges, and the City of Minneapolis  are accepting applications for a free, women-only class of the foundation’s IT-Ready career program until March 25th. 


The eight-week course runs from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. weekdays from April 11 until June 3 at the EMERGE Career & Technology Center in North Minneapolis.  Upon completion, IT-Ready students will be prepared for the CompTIA A+ certification exam which covers desktop and help-desk technical support duties and skills. 

Apply NOW.


Gain Public Health Experience with Minneapolis Health Department

The City of Minneapolis Health Department is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA to support its youth violence prevention efforts. The VISTA will support youth violence prevention in Minneapolis by helping to develop, implement and evaluate innovative hospital and community-based youth interventions. 


VISTA is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours a week) commitment from June 2016-June 2017. A college degree is preferred by the time service starts in June 2016. VISTAs will receive a bi-weekly living allowance, a health coverage option, and an education award of a end-of-service stipend.  


Interviews will occur on a rolling basis, with first preference given to candidates who apply before March 21. The deadline to apply is April 1. 


Find details about the opportunity and the online application here.  

Opportunities for Youth

Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair

Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

This event is a great opportunity for teens (14-19) to connect with businesses and organizations that are offering employment, job readiness or training programs, and volunteer or educational opportunities. 


Check out the Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair webpage.

Free College Grant Program at North Hennepin Community College 

Free college at NHCC via the Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. The grant will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. Review the eligibility requirements and qualifying programs.


Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Seeking Aquatics Staff

Lifeguard and attendant positions for teens 16+ are available this summer. See the jobs and apply here.


Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarships Available for 2016-2017

The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship is available to minority students from union families attending or planning to attend one of the 31 technical colleges, community colleges and/or state universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. To be eligible, a scholarship applicant must be a racial minority and a union member or be the child, grandchild, or spouse of a union member. Learn more.


Free Open Computer Lab in Cedar Riverside

Get help with your job search. Includes free Internet access, help with completing online job applications, and creating and editing your resume.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Riverside Plaza, 1525 S. 4th St., Suite 202 (opposite the Plaza Grocery. Ring buzzer on the right side of the door. Questions, call 612-642-2350.


Eureka! Now Accepting Applications

Eureka! is a free college and career readiness program for rising 8th grade girls focused on STEM, athletics (specifically swimming), and leadership development.  Eureka! is a five-year, summer and school-year program that follows girls through high school graduation. Stipends are available for girls who participate. All 7th grade girls are encouraged to apply here.


Camp Explore

A STEM career exploratory camp for high school students at Winona State. Scholarships are still available. Space is LIMITED, register today!


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


What's Up 612!

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


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


Hennepin County “Yellow Pages” Guide to Services


African American Babies Coalition

The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community stakeholders which includes educators, nonprofit and civic leaders, researchers, childcare providers, parents and grandparents, and public health professionals from the Twin Cities who are committed to promoting the healthy development of African American babies.


Learn about the coalition’s campaign to build healthy brains and find resources for parents on the African American Babies Coalition website.


The Changing Face of America's Adolescents

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has a new feature, America's Adolescents, which profiles who America's adolescents are, what they do, and what health issues they face. Learn more about America’s 42 million adolescents here.


Find Handouts (in Spanish) for parents about ACEs, Toxic Stress & Resilience at ACES Connection Network


Fire Station 21 to Host Car-seat Installations

One Saturday per month from 9 a.m.- noon. Link


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