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October 13, 2016


Twin Cities Social Justice Arts Festival

Nov. 5, 10am-4pm, Minneapolis, MN


2016 Midwest ACE Summit 

November 10-11, Eagan, MN


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, MN

Training for Adults

Free LSS/StreetWorks Collaborative Training 

Boundaries and Ethics – Navigating the Grey in an Ever-Changing World

Oct. 19, 11:30am-1pm, St. Paul, MN

For homeless youth providers and outreach workers


Co-creating a Collaborative Learning Community and Experience

Oct. 26, 9am-4pm, Minneapolis, MN


Quality Coaching

A Sprockets workshop

Nov. 4, 9am-3pm, St. Paul, MN


Restorative Justice 101

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

Nov. 18, 8:30am-4:30pm, Minneapolis


Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents


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

People of Color Career Fair

Oct. 18, 9am-5pm, Minneapolis, MN


State of Minnesota Career Fair

Oct. 29, 10am-4pm, St. Paul, MN

Every state agency will be represented. Attend workshops on resumes and interviewing, and how to apply for state jobs.


Children's Trust Fund Consultant (MDHS)


HSPHD Child Well-Being Director


JXTA Director of Development & Communications


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 for Lights On Afterschool!

Join Ignite Afterschool and youth workers across Minneapolis in celebrating the impact of afterschool programs for Lights On Afterschool. 

This week-long (October 17-21) statewide celebration brings attention to the important role afterschool programs play in helping young people build the skills they need to succeed and culminates with the 17th annual Lights On Afterschool national event on Thursday, Oct. 20.

If you register a Lights On event by today, Oct.13, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from STEMfinity, valued at more than $1,000!  For more information on LOA click here. 


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is a time for communities to unite to show they care about keeping young people safe from bullying, and to raise awareness that we all play a role to prevent bullying. Go to PACER’s website to get involved.

  • Add your name to the digital petition.
  • Share why you care about the issue of bullying.
  • Speak in your community about bullying prevention.
  • Print and share the flyer with your school or community.
  • Register your organization as a Champion Against Bullying.
  • Share your plans to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month.
  • Wear the official T-shirt 

Celebrate Unity Day

On Wednesday, October 19, send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity against bullying. (The Lowry Bridge and the 35W Bridge in Minneapolis will go orange on Unity Day.)


Research Identifies Likely Source of Teen Cyberbullying

Past or present friendship or dating makes cyberbullying much more likely to occur between two teenagers. Researchers found that the likelihood of cyberbullying was approximately seven times greater between current or former friends and dating partners than between young people who had neither been friends nor had dated.


“A common concern regarding cyberbullying is that strangers can attack someone, but we see evidence that there are significant risks associated with close connections,” says Diane Felmlee, professor of sociology at Penn State. “The large magnitude of the effects of close relationships on the likelihood of cyberbullying, even after controlling for many other factors, was particularly surprising.”


Learn more here.  

Visit Our Schools Month

If you have never been inside a Minneapolis public school, now you’re invited. For the first time, MPS is hosting “Visit Our Schools Month” from Oct. 15 to Nov. 7, and will give guided tours to anyone from the community who wants to know more about our story.

Visit the Visit Our Schools webpage. 


Help the City of Minneapolis Plan for the Future

Share your feedback with City planners and engage with artists to plan for the future development of Minneapolis. Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s comprehensive plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan covers housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.


We want to hear from you. Join us at one of these family-friendly, interactive open houses. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and food. 


Oct. 25, 5-7:30pm, Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake Street 

Oct. 27, 5-7:30pm, North Commons Park, 1801 James Avenue. N. 


Learn more here.  

Youthprise Awards Capacity Building and Accelerator Grants

In October of 2016, Youthprise’s Board approved 40 capacity building grants totaling $320,000. The goal of the grants is to increase the ability of organizations to participate in expanded learning systems and to authentically engage youth. Learn more about the awards and grantees here.


Youthprise also awarded Accelerator Grants totaling $115,000 to continue to support four organizations from diverse communities to accelerate innovative models and scale-up proven program models.

See grant information. 


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.


Asian Media Access (AMA) Youth Leadership Camp

A FREE 4 days, 3 nights camp for youth of color who are interested in a bi-cultural healthy living movement. AMA's annual camp offers a unique opportunity to learn multimedia and leadership skills and apply those skills to productions to advocate for issues that concern youth.


Thursday, October 20, 8am - Sunday, October 23, 2pm, Elk River, MN


Register here.


What the Hack+!

A free day of entrepreneurship, arts, and technology for youth (14-18) who are interested in the multimedia technology job market. The day includes participating in a Job/Resource Fair, Speed Networking (Mentorship), and a Hackreate! group competition. Includes free breakfast and lunch.


Saturday, November 19, 8:30am - 5pm, The Soap Factory (TSF)

514 2nd Street SE, Minneapolis


Transportation: Bus 4, 10 and 17 will drop you near TSF.

TSF has limited parking. More parking is available along 2nd St SE.


Contact: Steve Lu or 612-376-7715.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


Transit Assistance Program (TAP) offers $1 rides

Ride for $1 per trip – including transfers – on all regional buses and light rail until April 10, 2017. This program is for qualified low-income residents of the Twin Cities between the ages of 13 and 64. Hurry – a limited number of cards are available!

Sign up!



EDIT is a 501(c)3 social justice youth arts organization headquartered in Minneapolis.  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.  EDIT uses photography, theater, service learning, and collaborative art as tools to engage youth in social activism, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.