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February 2017


Fix-It Tech Event

Feb. 18, 9am-1pm

Hosmer Library


Screenings of “Resilience”

Mar. 2, 6:30pm, Metro State


Youth Worker Summit

Mar. 10, 10am-12pm, UROC  


Youth Day at the Capitol

Mar. 21


Open Stages By Teens | For Teens

Mar. 27, Dinner at 6pm, Show at 6:30pm

Free @ Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S.

Training for Adults


MACMH Winter 2017 Training Series

Jan. 23-Mar. 2


Lessons from the Field - Meeting the Needs of Transgender Youth

Feb. 28, UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.


Building Resilience in Young Social Justice Champions

Mar. 3, 10am-2pm, Brooklyn Park


Social and Emotional Learning in Practice

Mar. 3, 9am-12pm, U of M, St. Paul


Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers & Facilitators

March 6-7, 2017, Mall of America


Developmental Relationships +Sparks

Mar. 8, 8:30am-4pm, MOA


Webinar: Program Planning + Volunteer Systems = Opportunities for Youth

Mar. 8, 11:30am-1pm


Mapping Social and Emotional Learning in Youth Programs

Mar. 16, 9am-3pm, U of M, St. Paul


2017 Evergreen Conference: Creating Real Impact for Youth & Families

Mar. 23-24, Bemidji


Strengthening Student Motivation

June 21-23, MOA


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  



Teen Advisor-Henry Beacon-BGC-TC


youthrive Scholar



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


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities


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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Represent at Youth Day at the Capitol


The goal of Youth Day at the Capitol (YDAC) on Tuesday, March 21st, is to get young people (middle school to high schoolers) talking to legislators about issues that are important to them. The event connects youth, educators, and youth workers around the legislative process through trainings on advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership.


Make YDAC your own - attend the whole day or part of the day. In addition to talking with legislators, there will be other activities for your group to participate in including a tour of the capitol and sessions on a variety of topics. Before the young people visit with their legislator(s), they may attend a Keynote/Training session.


See the agenda for March 21st and learn more about YDAC here.


Calling Minneapolis Youth Workers

Youth workers are invited to come together for a Youth Worker Open Summit to figure out how to work together, to set a youth worker’s agenda, and to support each other and our youth in today’s climate.

How can we support inclusivity and equity in our work and programs?

How can we work together to create the change we and our young people need?


The summit will be held: March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at UROC.


MPS to Hold Community Meetings for Immigrant and Refugee Families

MPS is committed to being a safe haven for everyone. That's why it is hosting two upcoming meetings to answer questions and connect families with resources both in the schools and in the community:

Wed., March 1, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, South High School, 3131 S. 19th Ave.

Sat., March 4, 2 to 4:30 pm, Davis Service Center, 1250 W. Broadway


MPS is partnering with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR MN), NAVIGATE and the Somali American Parent Association (SAPA) to provide information about changing policies, legal resources and social and emotional supports available. There will also be experts available to provide information on helping children cope with stress and anxiety.


Somali Youth Development Grant

Youthprise is offering grants to build the capacity of small to mid-size organizations serving Somali youth and to strengthen partnerships by investing deeper in a limited number of projects that effectively engage youth and families from the Somali community.


The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017 at midnight. Learn more. 


Opportunities for Youth

Applications Open for Tree Trust Summer Youth Employment 

Youth Conservation Corps positions are available for youth ages 14-21 living in Dakota County, Washington County, and suburban Hennepin County (not Minneapolis). Youth work an average of 20 hours per week for nine weeks from mid-June to mid-August.


The application deadline is March 15th at 4 p.m. Find more information and apply on Tree Trust’s website.


Apply for a BrookLynk Internship

BrookLynk is a summer youth employment program that connects young people in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park with job skills training and opportunities for paid summer internships. 

To be considered for an internship youth must complete work readiness training and an interview and be between the ages of 16-21 on June 1, 2017.

Find out more about BrookLynk.


Eureka!® Program Seeks Participants

Eureka! is a five-year program for current 7th grade girls (8th graders in fall 2017) that is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Run in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering at the U of M, Eureka! builds sisterhood with girls from the Twin Cities, exploring their career interests and dreams while supporting them through high school graduation and preparing them for the next step in their post-secondary education.


For more information, contact Angie Kilcher  or 612-215-4369. 



Girls in Action Asian Chapter Still Accepting New Participants 

Girls in Action is offering a mentoring and empowerment group for Asian girls in grades 9-12. The mission is to motivate, mentor, empower, engage and educate girls to succeed in school and life.

The chapter meets every Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Women’s Consortium in St. Paul.

Asian Chapter Application


Recruiting Teens for Tobacco Compliance Checks

The City of Minneapolis is recruiting teens (15-17.5 years) for tobacco compliance checks.  A tobacco compliance check consists of a teen entering a store and requesting to buy tobacco products. If underage teens are allowed to purchase tobacco, the business and clerk are cited.  Teens are supervised at all times by experienced inspectors.


Learn more and apply here.  Be sure to fill out the marked portions of the vendor application and the W9 form. Call Mohamed Ismail at 612-673-3904 with questions. 


Sign Up for Summer Nudging

Summer Nudging helps college-bound students enter college in the fall after high school graduation through weekly text messages, or "nudges” to help prevent "summer melt”.


Any student who intends to go to college can participate! Parents, guardians and counselors can sign up. Texting occurs Jan-Dec 2017.


Text COLLEGE to 651-243-9980.


Join Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences

PEACE is a paid summer internship for high school juniors and seniors that provides pathways into justice and emergency services careers (police, fire, emergency services, law and legal services).


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


Urban Scholars Program

The Urban Scholars Leadership Development Program is a twelve week paid internship for college students and includes formal leadership and professional development training. The 2017 Urban Scholars application is available until February 18, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.


View the eligibility requirements and learn how to apply here.


Scrubs Camp 2017

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


Register here. Scholarships are given on a first come basis.


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis 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.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar