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August 25, 2016


Gun Buyback Events 

Aug. 27


Family Day

Aug. 27, Plymouth & Penn, Parade, Entertainment, Food, Resources, Kids Zone


Street Fair

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


Guthrie Theater Open House (free)

Aug. 27, 11am-3pm


Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project

Aug. 31, 3-6 pm, Harrison Park, Mpls.


Open Streets West Broadway

Sept. 10, 11am-5pm, 

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Open Streets Nicollet

Sept. 18, 11am-5pm, 

See map


Mentoring Partnership of MN: 2016 Mentoring Caucus

Sept. 21, St. Paul


Police Bike Auction

Sept. 29, Minneapolis



Sept. 30


Heading Home Hennepin Annual Fall Meeting

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

More info to come.


Overcoming Racism Conference

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


Midwest Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Nov. 10-11


2016 Human Rights Symposium

Dec. 8, 2016, St. Paul


Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma

Sept. 29-30, Mpls.


PACER Center Workshops


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Trainings 


SEARCH’s REACH Workshop Series

Oct. 4-6, 9am-4pm


Northeast College Prep MN Reading Corps Tutor


Tubman Employment


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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Join Us for the Minneapolis PARTNERS with Youth Conference

The 6th Annual Minneapolis PARTNERS with Youth Conference will be held Friday, September 16th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This conference will bring together nearly 300 youth serving professionals for a great learning experience and the opportunity to share knowledge and network.


The following workshops will offer inspiration and information: 

  • Reframing Family Engagement: A Relationship-Based Approach
  • Leading and Working with a Racially-Conscious Lens
  • Social and Emotional Learning:  Applying the Ways of Being Model
  • Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door to Services for Sexually Exploited Youth
  • Blueprint Approved Institute- Capacity Building with a Focus on Youth Violence Prevention  
  • Collecting and Organizing Data for the 2017 M3 Huddle
  • The Trauma App
  • Providing High Quality Work Experiences for Minneapolis Youth

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). 


Tickets are $10 and include lunch. To register, click here.  The RSVP deadline is September 9, 2016. 


STEP-UP Celebrates Another Successful Summer


(Top) Employer of the Year award winners Jennie Carlson of U.S. Bank and Matt Halley of Cookie Cart. (Bottom Left) Supervisor of the Year presenters and winners from left to right: Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, Christine Kim of Briggs and Morgan, Anthony Emmanuel of Hope Community, Meghann Gordon of Commonbond Communities, Allison Berg of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Richard Davis of U.S. Bank. (Bottom Right) Mayor Betsy Hodges 


On Thursday, August 18, STEP-UP hosted its 13th annual End of Summer Celebration at the Guthrie Theater. Over 800 STEP-UP interns, supervisors, employers and supporters gathered and filled the room with excitement as they celebrated nearly 1,700 internships!


At the event, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and STEP-UP co-chairs former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, now President and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation, and Richard Davis, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank announced the 2016 Employer, Intern and Supervisor of the Year awards.


The Employer of the Year award winners are Cookie Cart, a STEP-UP partner since 2010, employing over 200 STEP-UP interns to date, and U.S. Bank, a STEP-UP partner since the program’s founding in 2004, employing 346 interns during that time.


The event was hosted by a STEP-UP Alumnus Aajaze Davis, with reflections from two current STEP-UP interns. The celebration featured performances by Intermedia Arts and the Patrick Henry High School Elite Step Team.


Learn more about STEP-UP.


Festival to Celebrate Youth, Local Culture, and Business

A coalition of residents, community organizations, civil rights groups and local businesses have organized the first annual Win Back the Community Summer Festival to celebrate their youth and showcase local art, culture and businesses in north Minneapolis. The event will take place on Aug. 27 at Harrison Park in north Minneapolis and will include a showcase of north side artists, a variety of local vendors, a chalk-art competition, yoga sessions, a basketball tournament and a limited supply of free food and drinks.

There will also be a school supplies giveaway thanks to the generous donations of local organizations like Metro Transit, Cookie Cart, the Minneapolis NAACP, and Bobby & Steve’s Auto World. 

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


Fall into Fun in Minneapolis Parks

Stay busy and active this fall with the help of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's (MPRB) latest Park Highlights brochure. The publication features a sampling of MPRB activities, programs and events, fall foliage viewing locations, 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 September and December.


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 on the MPRB website  for online viewing and downloading.


Coping with Grief after Community Violence

Witnessing community violence and death can be traumatic experiences that can lead to negative mental health outcomes. SAMHSA's fact sheet, Coping With Grief after Community Violence, introduces some of the signs of grief and anger, provides useful information about how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief.


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