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August 11, 2016


2016 Summer Filmmaking Showcase

Aug. 18, 3-4pm, Intermediate Arts, Mpls. 

See short films made by STEP-UP interns. Free


This Is Our City Youth Docent Led Tours

Aug. 20, 3-4pm and Aug. 26, 4-5pm

Intermedia Arts


Open Streets Minneapolis

Aug. 21, 11am-5pm, Franklin Avenue

See Map


Northeast College Prep Ribbon-Cutting

Aug. 24, 4pm, 300 Industrial Blvd. NE, Mpls.


Family Day

Aug. 27, Plymouth and Penn, MPLS. Parade, entertainment, food, resources, Kids Zone


Street Fair

Aug. 27, 12-4pm, Lowry/Irving N


Open Streets Minneapolis

Sept. 10, 11am-5pm, West Broadway

See Map


Mentoring Partnership of MN: 2016 Mentoring Caucus

Sept. 21, St. Paul


2016 ATTACH Conference

September 22-25, St. Louis, Mo.


Save the Date

Heading Home Hennepin Fall Meeting

Sept. 30, 1-4pm, Minneapolis Convention Center

National speakers and breakout sessions.

More info to come.


Overcoming Racism Conference

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


Midwest Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences

November 10-11


2016 Human Rights Symposium

Dec. 8,  St. Paul


Essentials of Asset Building For Trainers and Facilitators

Aug. 25-26, 9am-4pm


Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma

Sept. 29-30, Mpls. 


SEARCH’s REACH Workshop Series

Oct. 4-6, 9am-4pm


PACER Center Workshops


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Trainings  


Northeast College Prep MN Reading Corps Tutor


Program Manager for Pathways to Justice Careers


Tubman Employment


Boys & Girls Clubs


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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Minneapolis PARTNERS with Youth Conference

The 6th Annual Minneapolis PARNTERS with Youth Conference will be held Friday, September 16th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Next week, invitations to the conference will be sent to all who receive this NEWS for Youth Work Professionals newsletter.


The conference will bring together youth-serving practitioners and community leaders to learn and engage around topics that address Quality Afterschool Time, Social Emotional Learning, Racial Equity, Youth/Adult Partnerships, and Violence Prevention.


The PARTNERS with Youth Conference is sponsored by Minneapolis Employment and Training, the Minneapolis Health Department, the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, Youthprise, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). 


Youth Grief Services Program Expands

It’s a sad fact of life that children experience grief. It is also a sad fact of life that there are few support resources available for kids who have lived through the death of a loved one, especially resources tailored to the unique needs of children of color.


This summer, in response to this care gap, Fairview Health Services expanded its Youth Grief Services program into north Minneapolis with the intent of offering more conveniently located mental health services to the city’s African-American community. The program, which was funded by a Grief Reach grant from the New York Life Foundation through the National Alliance for Grieving Children, is also being supported by several north side nonprofits, including the Stairstep Foundation, His Works United, and Shiloh Temple International Ministries. Read the whole story.


On Saturday, October 1st, 2016 there will be a free day-long grief camp at Camp Lift for 6-18 year olds who have experienced the death of a loved one. Priority will be given to youth from North Minneapolis but anyone can apply. Information about the camp will be on the Youth Grief Services soon.  


Envisioning the Future of Environmental Education for Youth

Share your innovative ideas and help shape the direction of environmental education for youth in Hennepin County and network with others working to engage youth in protecting the environment.


Meetings are being hosted by the Hennepin County Environment and Energy youth outreach team. The ideas gathered from these meetings will also be used in a Master’s of Environmental Education thesis project for Hamline University. Results, conclusions and next steps from the research project will be shared with partners once the study is complete in spring 2017.


Anyone interested in providing programs or services to youth, preparing them for the future, or protecting the environment is encouraged to attend.


More info and registration.


Justice and Emergency Services Pathway Project

The City of Minneapolis was recently awarded $500,000 from the Department of Labor to implement a Justice and Emergency Services Pathways Project. 

Over the course of the project, 125 Minneapolis youth (juniors and seniors) from North Minneapolis, Phillips, and Cedar Riverside will have work experience-based opportunities to learn about careers in justice and emergency services. Youth will participate in industry sector mini-academies and summer internships in the targeted sectors. 

Participants will largely be opportunity youth with risk factors or previous exposure to the justice system. Each youth will have a Check and Connect case manager that will meet with them weekly to keep them on target toward high school graduation and help them gain access to resources they need to be successful. Youth will also be matched with mentors in the justice and emergency services sectors. 

Partners on the grant are Hennepin County, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Workforce Centers, Hennepin County Medical Center, and city departments including Fire, 911, Police, and the City Attorney’s office.

Keep your eye on this newsletter for updates.


Currently, the City of Minneapolis has a job posting for a Program Manager for Pathways to Justice Careers Grant (Family Support Specialist II). The application deadline is August 21, 2016.

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.


Fresh Start Program at Resource, Inc. 

Fresh Start provides comprehensive education and employment services for young adult ex-offenders (with juvenile records/court proceedings), ages 14 to 24, who live in Hennepin County and Ramsey County.  Some of the supports the program offers include: 

  • GED preparation and/or post-secondary education planning 
  • Short-term training opportunities
  • Meaningful service learning activities
  • Employment placement services
  • Intensive case management
  • Mentoring
  • Expungement services
  • On-going support, up to one year 

Fresh Start is accepting enrollments through September 30, 2016.

South Minneapolis: Contact Carla McPipe at 612-752-8804

North Minneapolis: Contact Melody Perkins at 612-752-8548



Youth Outdoors Is Hiring Youth for Afterschool Jobs

Youth from low-income households, ages 15 - 18, who are living in Hennepin and Ramsey counties can now apply for after-school jobs with Conservation Corps. Those hired will earn $9.50 per hour and work 12 hours a week from September 8 - November 15, 2016. Learn more and apply online by August 15 here.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar