NEWS for Youth Work Professionals: May 1, 2015

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May 1, 2015


Chemical Health 
Among Youth with 
Incarcerated Parents

May 12, Wilder Foundation, 

St. Paul

Learn about and find ways

to support youth with

incarcerated parents.


Public Symposium: 
Youth Programs as 
Powerful Settings for 
Social and Emotional 

May 15, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 

McNamara Alumni Center, 

University of Minnesota


Learn about and discuss recent, path-breaking 

research on how youth 

learn skills such as 

strategic thinking and emotional management, 

and what strategies 

experienced leaders use to 

facilitate their development.


Attend in-person or attend online.


32nd Annual Upper 
Midwest Conference on Adolescents & Children in Need

May 14 & 15 Minneapolis


24th Annual Teenwise 
Minnesota Conference 

May 7 & 8, 

Earle Brown Heritage Center


This conference brings together social service and health care providers, educators, advocates, and

program directors for an 

invigorating and insightful two-day conference 

dedicated to expanding 

our knowledge of  adolescent sexual health and development.



Client and Family 
Services Director

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

Application Deadline: 5/14

Job Details



Mentoring Partnership 
of Minnesota Trainings

May 12: Working with 

Youth with Special Needs

May 27: Working with 

Youth in Foster Care. 

More information here

The Trauma-Informed 
Approaches Innovation 
Lab Presents: 
Taking Initiative: 
Connecting, Learning, 

June 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Earl Brown Heritage Center

Connect, learn, and lead through community conversation about trauma 

and trauma-informed care.


Participants should have an 

intermediate level of knowledge about trauma

and trauma-informed approaches. Those 

working on trauma-informed approaches in their lives and work are encouraged to attend!


Register here


The Trauma-Informed Approaches Innovation Lab would like to support

your initiative to further trauma-informed and

resilient communities

in Minnesota. The lab 

invites you to add your 

own upcoming events 

to this list of trauma-

informed events in 



See a map of trauma-informed  initiatives 

across Minnesota. 

To add your initiative or program  to the map, 

please take a couple 

minutes to complete 

this survey. 


Teen Job Fair Is a Huge Success

teen job fair

Approximately 600 teens attended the ninth annual Minneapolis Teen Job Fair Saturday, April 25 at the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central in downtown Minneapolis.


Thirty-five businesses and organizations were on hand to talk to teens about jobs, employment and training programs, intern-ships, volunteer opportunities, and other resources.


Two workshops were offered – “How to Get a Job”, with Leona Martin, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - Minneapolis North Workforce Center; and, “Who We Hire” a panel of employers, organized by the Minneapolis Youth Congress.


Aveda Institute Minneapolis helped Minneapolis Youth Congress volunteers with a “Work Couture” fashion show presented twice during the event.


The Teen Job Fair is produced by City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, Hennepin County Library, AchieveMpls, Minneapolis WorkForce Centers, Lunds and Byerly’s, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Youth Congress, and Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board.  

Summer Food Service Program for Kids

During the school year, more than 328,500 Minnesota students rely on free or reduced-priced lunches. When summer arrives, only about 15 percent of these kids continue to access meal programs. That means more than 250,000 kids are missing meals and not receiving the nutrition they need during the summer months.


The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals to children 18 and under to fill this gap. Second Harvest Heartland has materials available to promote the program throughout your community! To learn more about SFSP or request materials, visit our website or email 

NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship

Fellows cohorts will examine the opportunities and challenges facing youth work into the 21st century. Each fellow will spend the year reviewing relevant research and writings; tapping the wisdom of their professional network; engaging in conversation with local and national leaders in the field; and writing a position paper that will inform systems development and field advancement in Minnesota.


Who Should Apply?

  • Mid- to upper-level youth work practitioners and program managers
  • Minimum of five years experience in direct service, management, and staff development
  • Familiarity with current youth development research, best practices, and professional development offerings
  • Desire to explore youth development practice, professional development, and systems/institutions impacting youth work

Application materials are available at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship website and are due June 1.


If you have questions or would like more information on the NorthStar Fellowship, please contact at 651-582-8448

EMERGE Is Recruiting AmeriCorps Members

17 VISTA positions (4 at EMERGE and 11 at other Minnesota nonprofits) Open until filled (no later than June 1). The service year is July 28, 2015-July 30, 2016. Details 


5 Minnesota Opportunity Corps (MOC) positions (all at Emerge- 4 in North Minneapolis and 1 in Cedar/Riverside). Open until filled (no later than August. The service year is Oct 5, 2015-Aug 20, 2016. Details 


Training provided!  Help participants overcome barriers to employment, housing and/or financial stability.  Each service position is unique and offers amazing work experience for a dedicated member.  In exchange for a year of service, members get a biweekly living allowance, an end-of-service education award, student loan forbearance, health benefits, invaluable training, hands-on experience, and more.


Members can include recent high school and college grads (must be 18 years old), career changers, stay-at-home parents/grandparents, and former social services recipients. 


Minneapolis Park and Recreation Nite Owlz 

Nite Owlz is a drop in program for ages 12 to 18 that provides extended teen programming at nine recreation centers from 8-11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, with the exception of Farview which runs from 7-10 p.m. Activities may include open gym, cooking, computer labs and more. Contact one of the participating recreation centers for details: Whittier, King, North Commons, Phillips, Powderhorn, Folwell, Logan, Farview, and Brian Coyle Center. Learn more.


Free Asian Media Access Summer Programs

Get involved in fun summer activities starting June 15. Send an e-mail with your contact info to Asian Media Access to register for these classes.

  • RadioASIA Recording Classes - learn recording technology working in a professional recording studio and broadcasting your songs on RadioASIA, FM106.1 HD channel 3
  • Animation Classes - learn 2D and 3D animation skills working on the Multimedia Exhibition "Everyday is a Sunny Day." Showcase your work on AMA's YouTube channel.
  • Asian Dance Classes - practice bi-cultural healthy living, enroll in cultural exercise classes, and showcase your talents at summer festivals around town.