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December 8, 2016


Intermedia Arts Live Music Fest

Dec. 16, 6:30-9pm

The first of a bi-monthly showcase featuring local youth talent.


Webinar: Place, Race, ACE, and the First 1000 Days: New Policy Imperatives for Early Childhood

Dec. 19, 3-4:15pm CST


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

4055 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis


Fix-It Tech Event

Jan. 28, 2017, 11am-3pm, Neighborhood House, Wellstone Center, Saint Paul

Training for Adults


MACMH Winter 2017 Training Series

Jan. 23-Mar. 2, 2017


Trauma and Stress Across the Lifespan: Attachment and Healing in Childhood and Beyond

Jan. 28, 2017, 8:30am-4pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis

2016 Midwest ACE Summit Share-outs


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


Director of Projects: Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

Apply by Dec. 20, 2016


STEP-UP Achieve Youth Employment Program Youth Services Associate

FT 6 month position.

Apply by Dec. 22, 2016


LearningWorks Director of Student Services: Blake School



Get email updates for the latest youth employment jobs in your area.


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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NEWS for Youth Work Professionals Schedule Change

This is the last issue of the NEWS for Youth Work Professionals for 2016. In 2017 the NEWS will be issued once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The next issue will be January 19, 2017.

RESOURCE Named Youth Service Partner of the Year

On November 29, City of Minneapolis Employment and Training and the Minneapolis Workforce Development Board presented the Youth Service Partner of the Year to RESOURCE for delivering outstanding employment services to Minneapolis youth and young adults in 2016. The ceremony took place in Minneapolis City Council Chambers during the meeting of the Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee meeting.


In 2016 RESOURCE provided 95 young people with the counseling and support needed to land a first job or to think through career choices. The agency also operated a high quality internship project for 23 participants and assisted 30 young clients to obtain industry specific credentials.

Below: Pictured left to right: Minneapolis Workforce Development Board Chair Laura Beeth, RESOURCE client Shekyia Kendrick, Minneapolis Workforce Development Board member Philomean Morrissey Satre, RESOURCE staff Emily Schloesser, Becca Lopez, President and CEO Kelly Matter, and Debbie Ferry and Minneapolis Employment and Training Director Deb Bahr-Helgen.


RFP for Summer Youth Engagement

The Minneapolis Foundation has announced the annual call for proposals to the 612-Youth Engagement Project. The goal of the 612-YEP is to support a continuum of meaningful summer experiences for underserved youth from ages 5-17 from the Minneapolis area. In partnership with the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB), The Minneapolis Foundation facilitates this grant program and engages YCB members in evaluating the proposal submissions and making grant selections.

The online application will open January 9th, and all requests must be submitted online by the deadline of 2:00pm, Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

Learn more and apply here. 

Serve a Smile Grant Program

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation's Serve a Smile program is offering grants of up to $2,500 each to support youth-led service projects that address an important health or oral health issue in their community. The grants will be awarded to schools and youth-serving organizations in Minnesota, and will provide young people with essential start-up funds as they envision ways to create healthier schools and communities.


Application Deadline: February 3, 2017  Learn more and apply.


Free Training for a Teaching Career

The YWCA Early Childhood Education Teacher Development Program is offering free training to gain professional skills to take into a classroom. The program includes:

  • 80 hours of professional development
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialed training
  • 120 hours of child development courses
  • 500 hour teaching practicum with stipend
  • Job placement 

The next cohort starts in late December. See the flyer.

Opportunities for Youth

STEP-UP Applications Are Open

STEP-UP is the City of Minneapolis internships program for young adults ages 14-21. Each year, STEP-UP recruits, trains and places more than 1,500 Minneapolis young people in meaningful paid internships.

Applicants must complete a competitive application process and work readiness training to be considered for a position with one of over 230 participating businesses in the both public and the private sector.


The STEP-UP online application for summer 2017 is available here.


Application Deadline: February 10, 2017


Passport to Success Workshops

Join Passport to Success for the second of four free workshops “What is College and Why Do I Care?” This workshop series will prepare youth to discover their career interests, higher education choices and financing options. Participants that attend 3 out of 4 workshops will be entered into a Gift-card drawing!


When: December 15th from 4-6pm

Where: EMERGE,1834 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis, East Classroom


For more information contact Seygbai Kai at or visit See Flyer.


Next CoderDojo is January 14

Mark your calendars! Registration for the next CoderDojo will open on Sunday, January 1 precisely at 6PM. Events fill quickly, so plan to be online right on time for the best chance at securing a spot.


CoderDojo welcomes all interested kids ages 8 to 17 to a no-cost way to experience computer programming and have fun while doing it.


Learn more here.


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.)

See Flyer for more information.


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


Scrubs Camp 2017

Save the date and register for the 2017 Scrubs Camps starting January 15, 2017 here.


Scrubs Camps provide a unique opportunity for middle school and high school students to explore careers in the health sciences.

Scholarships are given on a first come basis.


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 summer and afterschool activities for children and young adults ages 5-21.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar 


Bridge to Benefits

This project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota aims to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs.

MDHR Releases Video on Bullying for Parents

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has released a school bullying video to provide more information to parents dealing with children who are experiencing bullying.


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