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July 28 2016


Summer Shorts

July 30, Capri Theater

Fun, short films by Summer Camp Capri students on the hour.


HandsOn Twin Cities Summit

Aug. 4, St. Paul



Aug. 6, 10am-9pm, Brooklyn Park


Diversity Board Recruitment Fair

Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, St. Paul


India FEST

Aug. 19-20, St. Paul


Mentoring Partnership of MN: 2016 Mentoring Caucus

Sept. 21, St. Paul


Overcoming Racism Conference

Oct. 28-29, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul



Midwest Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences

November 10-11


2016 Human Rights Symposium

December 8, 2016, St. Paul

Training for Adults

Webcast: Integrated Service Settings Open Doors for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Aug. 4, 11am-12:30pm CDT


Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

Aug. 8-12, 2016, Minneapolis


Essentials of Asset Building For Trainers and Facilitators

Aug. 25-26, 9am-4pm, U of M Continuing Ed. Center


Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma

Sept. 29-30, Minneapolis


SEARCH’s REACH Workshop Series

Oct. 4-6, 9am-4pm, St. Paul


PACER Center Workshops


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Trainings   

Employment for Adults

Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Director of Training & Member Support

Director of Training & Recruitment




Tubman Employment


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




Minnesota Alliance With Youth 

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows


City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin

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STEP-UP Tour Highlights Interns' Experiences in North Minneapolis


STEP-UP Worksite Tour participants visit U.S. Bank


On Tuesday July 19, STEP-UP interns guided elected officials, program partners, and funders on the annual tour of STEP-UP worksites to give them a glimpse into the STEP-UP intern experience. 


The focus of this year’s tour was North Minneapolis which has a total of 65 STEP-UP jobsites employing 529 interns this year.  Four worksites in North Minneapolis, all located on West Broadway, were featured including Cookie Cart, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, U.S. Bank, and Minneapolis Public Schools.


From working as a baker to a bank teller, interns shared the highlights and challenges of their job experiences so far this summer.  Their employers and supervisors also shared what they have taken away from the experience. 


This summer, nearly 1,700 youth and young adults aged 14-21 are employed by STEP-UP at one of 230 government agencies, nonprofits, small businesses, and corporations in the Twin Cities metro area. 


Learn more about STEP-UP.      

Six Helpful Strategies for Mentoring Immigrant Youth

Immigrant children represent one quarter of the students in the American public school system. How can well-meaning mentors best prepare themselves to work with and build on the strengths of these students?

  • Understand the challenges
  • Develop a strengths-based understanding
  • Understand the culture
  • Be respectful of the mentees’ parents
  • Recognize that immigrants are not a monolith
  • Check your biases

Learn more about the strategies here. 


Parent Leadership Summit on Children's Mental Health

PACER Center's Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project is holding their 4th annual Parent Leadership Summit on Children’s Mental Health on Friday, August 19th from 8am-3:30pm at PACER Center in Bloomington.


Participants will:

  • Meet and network with other Minnesota parents of children and youth with mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges
  • Be updated on current improvements and progress within our systems of care and support for children and youth with mental health needs
  • Learn how to tell your story to policymakers and community leaders
  • Learn about different opportunities for parent leaders who want to influence improved supports and services for children and youth with mental health needs.

Participation is limited. Applicants who are selected will come from a variety of backgrounds, geographic areas in Minnesota, and experiences. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants.

Apply here by August 1st. For additional information about this unique opportunity, email 


Opportunities for Youth

What’s Up 612! is an online resource of things to do in Minneapolis. The program finder is a citywide resource where youth, parents, educators, youth workers and persons who know young people can find afterschool and summer activities for children and young adults ages 5-21.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar Helps Young People Jumpstart their Careers, a mobile-friendly web application that helps youth plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs has been launched by the U.S. Department of Labor.



Creating Art as a Family

Join NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center and the Walker Art Center to create art as a family. The event is free and open to adults and children. Free lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Tuesday, August 2, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm




Foster Care Transition Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to help youth currently in foster care and young adults formerly in foster care access the information and resources needed to begin their transition to young adulthood. It is also a

resource for caring and supportive adults.

Find the toolkit.


Youthprise Tools Page

One of the goals of Youthprise is to build the capacity of the field of youth development by offering tools and resources. Find the following tools on the Youthprise Tools Page.

  • Youth Advisory Structures: Suggestions for Agency Practice
  • Out of School Time (OST) Participation Gap Study – Saint Paul and Minneapolis
  • Holistic Indicators of Youth Development
  • Youth-led Evaluation Case Study