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                                           September 8, 2016


Monarch Festival

Sept. 10, 10am–4pm, Lake Nokomis


Fiesta Latina at CLUES

September 10, Time: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Paul


Open Streets Minneapolis West Broadway

Sept. 10, 11am-5pm


Webinar: Understanding Trauma in the Context of Juvenile Justice Systems

Sept. 16


Community Diversity Day

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2-5pm, Brooklyn Park


Wilder Block Party

Saturday, Sept. 17, St. Paul


Open Streets Minneapolis Nicollet Ave.

Sept. 18, 11am-5pm


EDTalks: Minnesota's Changing Demographics and the Impact on Education

Sept. 19, 6-7:30pm

Register here.


Webinar: AFFIRMative CBT: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Youth

Sept. 20


Mentoring Partnership of MN: 2016 Mentoring Caucus

Sept. 21, St. Paul


Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit

Sept. 22, 1-5pm, MIA


UROC Community Day

Sept. 24, 10am-noon


Native American Day Celebration

Sept. 25, 12-4pm, 3100 E. Lake


Police Bike Auction

Sept. 29, Minneapolis



Sept. 30, Bloomington


Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project

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


Overcoming Racism Conference

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


2016 Midwest ACE Summit  

November 10-11, Eagan


2016 Evergreen Fall Retreat: Supporting Professional Well-Being

A Retreat for Staff in Mental Health, Human Services, & Youth Work

Nov. 18, Walker, MN


2016 Human Rights Symposium

December 8, 2016, St. Paul

Training for Adults

Relationship-based Teaching: Supporting Stressed Young Children

Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 

U of M


Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma

Sept. 29-30, Minneapolis


PACER Center Workshops

Free workshops to parents of children with disabilities and professionals working with families


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Trainings 


SEARCH’s REACH Workshop Series

Oct. 4-6, 9am-4pm

Employment for Adults

ALC Plus Case Coordinator-VOA High School


Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Director of Training and Recruitment


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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Register Today 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 200 youth serving professionals for a great learning experience and the opportunity to share knowledge and network.


Workshops offering inspiration, information, and engagement include:

  • Reframing Family Engagement: A Relationship-Based Approach
  • Leading and Working with a Racially-Conscious Lens
  • Supporting Staff SEL Skills: Practical Strategies and Tools
  • 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 Young People
  • LGBTQA Youth 101: Terms, Resources, and Language

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. September 9 is the last day to register. 


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 speaks to the supervisors and interns. 

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.  


Minneapolis To Use Federal Grant to Prevent Youth Dating Violence

The Minneapolis Health Department was awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance and expand the Department’s extensive youth violence prevention work. 

The project, budgeted at $1,697,255 over five years and to be wholly funded by CDC, is intended to prevent youth violence and teen dating violence in North Minneapolis by addressing shared risk and protective factors. It will include implementation of two community-based prevention strategies–the Coaching Boys into Men curriculum to be used with high school athletic teams, and street and community outreach–as well as enhancement of the City’s violence prevention strategic plan. 

Partners will include the Youth Coordinating Board, Minneapolis Public Schools, and community agencies. The activities align with the City of Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence. The project will be managed by the Adolescent Health and Youth Development Division under Project Director Josh Peterson, Senior Public Health Specialist – Youth Development.

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.


Seeking Talented Young People

1 Way Entertainment is looking for talented youth who would like to participate in the production and development of creating a hip hop song and music video about youth violence prevention in Minnesota.

They are looking for •rappers •singers •graphic artists •songwriters •music producers •videographers •studio engineers •video directors •dancers and •volunteers


If you would like to be a part of this project, please email XROSS at<. Please be sure to put "YVP Song" in the subject line of your email. Also include your full name, address, age, your talent/skill, school, and a valid contact number.


APIASF Jump Start College Tour

Join the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and University Minnesota (UMN) at the APIASF Jump Start College Tour, a FREE workshop for high school students and parents.

Saturday, September 10, 8:15 am to 3:30 pm U of M

Free event, free food, workshop for high school students and parents

Information on scholarships and financial aid, career planning, college planning, and a college tour.


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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