NEWS for Youth Work Professionals

News for Youth Professionals Banner

June 9, 2016


Juneteenth Events

MPRB Youthline 25th Anniversary Event

June 10, 1-5pm, Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St. NE, Mpls. Music, food, and fun! Check in at the hospitality area.


Birds of a Different Feather

June 12, 11:30am-1:30pm. 4310 Nicollet

Celebrating public art by Ramsey students.


Native Youth Worker Circle

June 10, 10:30am-12:30pm, Division of Indian Work


World Refugee Day

June 11, 12-4pm

12/Payne Ave, St. Paul


Community Forum Minneapolis Gun Violence

June 14, 5-7pm, Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave N


The State of Adolescent Sexual Health in Minnesota

June 21, 9am-12pm, Planned Parenthood, St. Paul

Minnesota Youth Summit Healing Forum: "Doing Our Part"

African American Babies Coalition

June 22, 9am-5pm

Saint Paul, MN

For ages 14 to 24 only.


Community Healing: Standing Up for the Children

June 23, 9am, Metro State, 700, E. 7th Street, St. Paul


The Chalk Walk Art Festival

Chalk art, food, and performances.

June 25, 10am-7pm, 1823 Glenwood Ave.

Free, including parking.


Friends, Families and Teachers for Pride - March with MPS

June 26, 10am


Cedar Riverside Youth Worker Collaborative

June 28, 11am, Brian Coyle Center-Rm-420, 15 Ave. S


Hmong International Freedom Celebration Sport Tournament

July 2, 10am-Jul 3, 10pm, Como Park, St. Paul


Dragon Festival

July 9 & 10, 10am-5pm, Lake Phalen, St. Paul


FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

July 28-30, North Minneapolis


Setting a Healthy Course: Talking about Sex in the Middle School Years

July 25-27, 2016



S.T.A.R.T. Social Skills Training & Aggression Replacement Techniques

June 13-14, Little Canada


True Program Costs

Free webinar

June 15, 12-1pm


The REACH Framework: A Tool for Strengthening Academic Motivation

Free SEARCH Institute webinar.

June 16, 12 – 1pm CDT


Webinar: How Effective are Transition Programs for Youth and Young Adults

June 21, 12-1pm


Free Webinar: The State of Adolescent Sexual Health in Minnesota

June 29, 10-11:30am


Build A Better Budget

Free webinar, June 29, 12-1pm


Realizing Youth Justice: Advancing Education, Employment, and Youth Empowerment

Free webinar, June 30


PACER Center Workshops


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Trainings 


Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

Mon-Fri Aug. 8-12, 2016, Minneapolis


Essentials of Asset Building For Trainers and Facilitators

Aug. 25-26, 9am-4pm, U of M  



Tubman Safe Journeys Program Manager


PUC Vida Sana Coordinator


Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center Executive Director


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities


Camp Fire Staff


Hennepin County


YWCA of Minneapolis


Collaborative Job Board


Hiawatha Academies




YMCA Twin Cities


U of M Extension




AmeriCorps Promise Fellows


City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin

Subscribe to the NEWS for Youth Work Professionals

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

STEP-UP Interns Begin Summer Work this Month


On June 20, over 1,700 Minneapolis young people, ages 14-21, will begin their paid summer internships with STEP-UP, one of the country's premiere youth employment programs. The interns will gain professional skills and build their networks by working in a variety of jobs at over 230 Twin Cities companies, nonprofits and public agencies.


STEP-UP is building tomorrow's workforce today by connecting businesses with the next generation of talented and diverse workers. The program has provided over 21,000 internship opportunities since 2004.

STEP-UP serves populations that face the greatest barriers to employment, particularly low income youth, youth of color, and recent immigrants.


STEP-UP is a City of Minneapolis program provided in partnership with AchieveMpls. Other partners include the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minnesota WorkForce Centers, and Project for Pride and Living.

Follow STEP-UP activities and events all year long on social media with hashtag #STEPUPMpls.

Be an AchieveMpls Graduation Coach Next School Year

The single most important factor in a young person’s success is a consistent relationship with a caring, supportive adult. But one in three young people grow up without a mentor. You can make a transformative difference in the life of a Minneapolis high school student by becoming an AchieveMpls Graduation Coach during the 2016-17 academic year. Through six hours of volunteer time per month, you can offer personalized support to help students stay on track, graduate on time and make a plan for life after high school.  AchieveMpls provides the curriculum, structure and training. You bring the wisdom, encouragement and support! Apply here by June 30. For more info email Amy Shapiro or call 612-455-1550.

Sundance Family Foundation Grants

The Sundance Family Foundation grant applications for Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) programs and Housing Support for youth and families without permanent shelter are being accepted until July 11, 2016. Please visit Sundance Family Foundation website for more information and to apply. Please note: applications for this grant round are only available electronically. Call 612-822-8580 with questions.

Opportunities for Youth


Free Hip Hop Roots Sampler Class

June 11, 1-2:30pm, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.

Open to all ages and all levels. No reservations necessary.


Free Saturday Heart of the Beast Puppet Shows 

The Saturday puppet shows are at Calhoun Square throughout June and July at 10:00 a.m. All shows are family-friendly and open to the public. Each Saturday also includes a “Make and Take” activity after the performance for the first 100 participants.


2016 Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (jEM) Program

jEM is a four-week (June 20 - July 15, M-F, 9am – 2pm) summer program designed to introduce high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to the basics of entrepreneurship and leadership in a fun, engaged, hands-on learning environment. It will be held at the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis. Apply online. For more information, call 612-624-0530 or e-mail


Capri Arts Camp for Middle School Students

Arts explorers will dive into theater, dance, drumming, music and the visual arts, culminating in the performance of Greta Oglesby's original play, ‘A Rhythm Runs Through It’ on Thursday, August 11. Free to students who've just completed grades 5-8. Limited to 25 students.


Walker Art Center Free-First-Saturdays

Gallery admission is free on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am-3 pm. Activities recommended for ages 6-12. 


Culinary Arts Training with Pillsbury United Communities
Pillsbury United Communities Waite House is offering a free training in culinary arts for youths ages 16-21. The Community Culinary Arts program offers, training, paid internships, resume building, as well as continuing career and college counseling support. All trainings will take place at Waite House, 2323 11 Ave. S., Minneapolis. Next class begins June 20. To apply, email or call 612-455-0385.


All in the Circle: Creative Arts & Nature Camp

All in the Circle gives children (entering grades 1-8) the opportunity to fall in love with the earth and to be co-creators of a culture of kindness. Informed by the wisdom, teachings and experience of educators, spiritual leaders, and developmental psychologists, children gain the skills and “know-how” to live peacefully with each other and the natural world.


August 1-5 and August 8-12, 9:00am-3:00pm, Prospect Park United Methodist Church


Register for camp by June 15. Scholarships are available.


Apply for a youth counselor position if you are in grades 9-12. 


What's Up 612!

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


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


Graduate Employment Outcomes Tool

The state’s Graduate Employment Outcomes online tool has been enhanced to display jobs and earnings of graduates by program at 141 higher education institutions in Minnesota. The tool provides data by school, educational program, and degree awarded; allowing students and families to find information for and make comparisons across specific schools and programs. The tool can answer the following questions. 

1. How many graduates found jobs?

2. How many graduates found full-time year-round jobs?

3. What did graduates working in Minnesota earn one year, two years and four years after graduation?

4. How many graduates re-enrolled in school to continue their educations after graduation?

5. Are graduates employed in industries related to the areas they trained for?

6. Are graduates employed in the same region where they attended school? How many relocated to a different region of the state, and how do wages differ by region?


Everything You Need to Apply for a Job

Before you apply for a job, a driver’s license, or a state ID, there are documents or identifications that you will need. Find out what they are, where to get them, and how to keep them safe. The guide also has information on how to get a driver’s license in Minnesota. Find the guide that was created for young people seeking their first job here.


Summer Highlights Guide

Plan your summer fun with the help of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's (MPRB) latest Park Highlights brochure. The publication features a sampling of MPRB activities, programs and events, destination and excursion ideas, upcoming park improvements and long-term projects underway, registration dates for upcoming sports leagues, volunteer opportunities, and everything else the parks have to offer between June and August.


You can find the brochures at MPRB buildings (including recreation centers), Minneapolis libraries, coffee shops near parks and other Minneapolis locations. The brochure is also available here for online viewing and downloading.


View past issues of the NEWS for Youth Work Professionals



Youthprise Capacity Building Grants

Funding to Twin Cities based small and mid-size non-profit youth-serving organizations to build their capacity to participate in out-of-school time/expanded learning systems (OST) and youth engagement. The application deadline is June 24, 2016. Learn more and apply here.


Request for Summit Ideas and Nominations

The Midwest Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences (November 10 – 11, Eagan Community Center) wants community voices to drive and shape the Summit. Nominate yourself or others to be a presenter. Learn more.