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                                         September 22, 2016



UROC Community Day
Sept. 24, 10am-noon


Native American Day Celebration

Sept. 25, 12-4pm, Mpls


Police Bike Auction

Sept. 29, Mpls



Sept. 30, Bloomington


Overcoming Racism Conference

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


Twin Cities Social Justice Arts Festival

Nov. 5, 10am-4pm, Mpls


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, Mpls


SEARCH’s REACH Workshop Series

Oct. 4-6, 9am-4pm


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 


Employment for Adults

State of Minnesota Career Fair

Oct. 29, 10am-4pm, 

MN Senate Bldg, St. Paul. Every state agency will be represented. Attend workshops on resumes and interviewing, and how to apply for state jobs.


Public Health Specialist I-Youth Development

MHD, closes 9/23/16


JXTA Director of Development & Communications


ALC Plus Case Coordinator-VOA High School


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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PARTNERS Conference Supports Youth Work


Mayor Betsy Hodges poses with BUILD Leaders at the conference.

On September 16, 217 metro area youth work professionals and community leaders gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the annual Minneapolis PARTNERS with Youth conference. For the sixth year, the City of Minneapolis has supported the convening of youth workers by providing a venue to help youth work professionals stay engaged and proactive as they help shape the future of the youth of Minneapolis. 


The Partners with Youth Conference was 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).

Recruiting Volunteers for MPS Initiative

Over the next three months, the Office of Operational & Security Services (OSS) will be hosting school and community stakeholders in conversations about ways to improve school climate and culture as a part of the Safe in Our Schools Initiative (SIOS). 

This will be a continuation of the work that began in June and is summarized here. The information gathered will be used to inform the MPS leadership conversation in January about policies and budget regarding school safety, School Resource Officers, and magnetic locks.


Five community action teams in five regions of the city (North, Northeast, Downtown, South and Southwest) will be created. Ideally, action team members will have the following qualities:

  • Knowledgeable about their community and experience being engaged in their community
  • Vested interest and experience with MPS schools (i.e., parent, student, educator/staff member, resident, business owner, etc.)
  • Available to meet 3 times (90 minutes each) between Sept-Nov.

Action teams will work with a facilitator to design and implement an outreach plan for recruiting community members to participate in focus groups. They will continue to work with OSS over time to maintain a connection to the needs of the community.  OSS is exploring ways to provide a small financial incentive to each action team member. 


If you'd like to recommend an action team member, email their name and contact information to Jason Matlock or call 612-668-0178. 


Share Your Career Journey at Career Exploration Events

Share your career with members of the future workforce. Talk with Minneapolis high school students about the training required for your career, challenges and highlights, and resources to further explore a career in your field. Check out upcoming Career Events and apply for as many as you wish here. For more information, contact Mai at or at 612.455.1571.

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.

Building with Biology

SELF International invites youth and families to the FLEX Academy for an exciting day of discussion and exploration into Synthetic Biology and how it affects our lives. Participants can expect fun hands-on activities facilitated by scientists in the field of biology, genetics, or other related science fields. 


When: September 24, 2016

Hands-On Workshop: 10:30AM - 12:30PM 

Forum: "Engineering the Mosquito": 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Location: 100 W 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423

Cost: Free Admission!

Find more information here.

Press Release in Spanish and Flyer in English 

Free GRAMMY Camp®

The GRAMMYs are coming to Minneapolis, and there is still room for high school students in the camp on Saturday, September 24, 9am-5pm, at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.


Students will gain an introduction to the business of music and how they can become successful in it. Three music tracks will be offered:


Audio Production: Receive instruction on recording techniques, including mic technique, signal flow, and sonic shaping both in studio and live applications. Learn aspects of music production, video production, and budgeting in the industry. Students should have an understanding of recording equipment and be familiar with basic audio terminology (i.e. microphone, compression, reverb, etc.).


Songwriting: Explore song structure, harmony, melody, lyric writing and vocal technique. Collaborate with a band, singers and other songwriters. Gain insight on sound business practices including effective marketing. You don't have to be a singer but you should have an understanding of music theory, and piano or guitar performance abilities.


Vocal Performance: Singers’ skills will be honed with a focus on vocal techniques, including background and lead singing.  Collaborate with instrumental combos as well as the songwriters while learning insights on sound business practices including effective marketing.


Register by the end of the day September 23. Walk-ins are welcome but please register so a free lunch will be ordered for you.

Champion for Change Award

Are you a young person between the ages of 10 and 18 who’s been a champion for positive mental health in your school or community? 


Whether you started a program to reduce bullying in your school, or you organized a fundraiser to help young people experiencing depression—we want to hear your story. Record a short (no longer than 3 minutes) video detailing how you have been a champion for those with mental health needs and submit it along with the entry form. 

Up to three videos will be selected, and the award recipients will be celebrated and their videos shown at the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health’s Evening of Heart, Silent Auction and Award Gala on Friday, November 4th. Winners will receive a Commendation from Governor Mark Dayton and a $100 gift card!


Learn more and register here by September 26.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar



The mission of EDIT is to empower youth to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion together in our communities through service learning, leadership, and the arts. Learn more about EDIT.