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November 10, 2016


2016 Evergreen Fall Retreat: Supporting Professional Well-Being

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

Nov. 18, Walker, MN

Hennepin County Job Development Career Fair

Nov. 14, 9am-2pm

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis MN

IT Career and Training Expo

Nov. 15, 11am-3pm

Minneapolis Central Library

Link and  Flyer


Fix It Tech Event

Nov. 19, 10am - 2pm

UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis

More info.


2016 Human Rights Symposium

December 8, 8 am, St. Paul

Training for Adults


Grant Writing Workshop

Nov. 19, 9:30am – 1pm

St. Paul


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

Prepare + Prosper Seasonal Openings

Spanish and Somali speakers are encouraged to apply.


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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Invitation to Participate: Propel SEL – Community Conversations

Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Carlson Family Foundation invite you to community conversations to help shape the conversation about how youth workers/practitioners in mentoring and out-of-school time can best support social emotional learning and development (SEL) in middle/high school and opportunity youth.


Community conversations will take place in November and December with youth, youth work practitioners, mentors, leaders in youth development and out-of-school time learning, and systems stakeholders and funders within the nine-county metropolitan area.


Add your voice to the conversation and help shape this effort!


Click here to find and register for community conversations.

Straight-talking Youth Workers Save Lives, Keep Peace in Streets and Classrooms

City Pages recently published an article about the Youth Coordinating Board’s (YCB) youth workers team whose influence reaches from downtown to schools, and the buses that run in between.


In partnership with the Downtown Improvement District, the YCB Downtown Outreach team engages youth, building relationships, connecting resources and shifting the climate of downtown to include young people in its design and culture while creating a safe and welcoming environment. In 2014, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau commended the YCB Downtown Outreach team for reducing downtown juvenile crime by 42 percent.


Building upon its success downtown, the team started working in the Minneapolis Public Schools where they assist in providing a safe and welcoming environment and provide youth outreach services focusing on the social and emotional needs of youth during and immediately after school. This year they are working at Northeast Middle School, and Henry and Edison High Schools.

Read the whole story. (Contains some graphic language)

Seeking Input for Youth Opportunity Guide

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training is updating the “Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth” and we would like to include your organization’s opportunities for young people.

Whether you offer employment, training, internships, or volunteer activities, contact Pat Behrend or call 612-673-6220 with information about the program(s) you would like to have featured.


The deadline to submit content is November 18th.


Opportunities for Youth

Join PEACE (Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences)

  • A paid summer internship (Earn money and learn about career options.)
  • Hands-on Experience (That can support education goals and lead to justice or emergency careers.)
  • A Mentor (From police, fire, emergency services, law and legal services to support your career goals.)

Email ShaVonda Allen or call 612-673-6221 for more information.


PEACE is a partnership of City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minneapolis Public Schools and Hennepin County. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.


See flyer.


Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT)

VALT provides a free, comprehensive, hands-on arts education for youth 12-21 years of age. Priority is given to young people who live, go to school, or are otherwise connected to North Minneapolis. Students may participate in VALT over multiple years or use the training program as a pathway to employment in one of the Juxtaposition Arts apprenticeship studios.


Winter 2017 Session:

January 3rd – March 23rd, 2017: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 4:30 – 7:30p

Learn more and register here.


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


National Homeless Youth Awareness Month (November 2016)

In support of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources to help communities, families, educators, mental health and child welfare professionals, and policy makers and advocates better understand and deal with homeless youth. Find resources for communities, families, educators, mental health and child welfare professionals, and policy makers and advocates here.


Hennepin County Child and Teen Checkups

Children need regular doctor visits at every age to make sure their bodies, minds, and teeth are growing well.  The Child and Teen Checkups program provides free checkups for children on Medical Assistance from birth to age 21.  They can also help parents and teens with emotional, mental, and sexual health concerns and questions. Link


Volunteer Opportunity

Northeast College Prep, a K-8 public charter school in Northeast Minneapolis, is looking for volunteers to dedicate 1-2 hours a week to read one-on-one with students through Reading Partners. Training and curriculum are provided, and you will work with the same student each week. Email Matt Abbott.