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June 2017



June 16 &17

North Mississippi Regional Park

5700 Lyndale Ave. N, Brooklyn Center


Bike Helmet Giveaway

June 17, 8 AM – 1 PM

Mill City Farmers Market, Minneapolis


ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) Open House 

June 17, 10 AM - 12 PM & June 22, 5 - 7 PM

115 E. Hennepin, Minneapolis


2017 Educational Equity in Action

June 20 & 21,

U of M West Bank, Minneapolis 


Webinar: Partnerships Drive Success - Using Cross-sector Collaborations to Build Capacity in Youth Agencies

Thursday, June 22, 12 - 1:15 PM


YouthBuild Open House

June 22, 2:30 – 5 PM

635 Prior Ave. North, Saint Paul


Citywide Youth Worker Forum

June 23, 11 AM – 1 PM

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis


Twin Cities Pride Festival

June 24 & 25


Groundbreaking for Cookie Cart Saint Paul

June 29, 7:30 - 8:30 AM

946 Payne Ave., Saint Paul


Somali Independence Day 

July 1, 1 - 9 PM, West Lake Street between Blaisdell & Stevens, Minneapolis


Birds, Bees, and Ongoing Buzz: Families Talking with Teens about Sexuality

July 24 - 26, 8 AM - 4:30 PM, TIES Event Center, Saint Paul


PACER Symposium on Children’s Mental Health & Learning

Aug. 15, 8 AM – 4 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center


Developmental Relationships + Sparks Workshops

Aug. 16, Mall of America, Bloomington


2017 Partners Conference (Save the Date) October 19, 2017

Training for Adults


Trauma and Resilience in Children and Youth

June 16, 8:30 AM – 12 PM, Currie Conference Center, Minneapolis


Mentoring: Body In Check! Mind in Control!

June 16, 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Currie Conference Center, Minneapolis


Strengthening Student Motivation

June 21 (8 AM) – June 23 (12 PM), Mall of America Bloomington


Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience – STAR Training

Aug. 7, 8:30 AM – Aug. 11, 1 PM, Hamline University, Minneapolis Campus


Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers & Facilitators

Aug. 14-15, Mall of America Executive Center, Bloomington


Developmental Relationships + Sparks Workshop

Aug. 16, 8:30 AM – 4 PM, Mall of America Executive Center, Bloomington, MN


Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents


PACER Center Workshops


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Training 

Employment for Adults


ACES Open Positions


Venture Academy Hiring for 2017/18 School Year


Job Seeker Resource List




Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities


Tubman Employment


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities


Camp Fire


Hennepin County 


YWCA 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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Father's Day Resources


The Minnesota Fathers & Families Network is an organization that supports practitioners and agencies who work with fathers. The Network does not provide service directly to fathers nor does it make referrals. The Network’s mission is to promote health father-child-family relationships through informed practice, public policy and system change. The website contains a large resource list for fathers by Minnesota regions.


Visit the website. 

Protect Your Brain: Free Bike Helmet Giveaway

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will be giving away 1,000 bike helmets to children and adults on Saturday, June 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mill City Farmers Market (704 S. 2nd Street). The bike helmet giveaway is designed to raise awareness of and help prevent head injuries in Minnesota. There will be activities for kids and families including a cooking demonstration on healthy brain food, a social media photo booth so visitors can take pictures with their helmets, and more. 

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as quantities are limited.

The AAN has donated an additional 1,100 helmets to the Minneapolis Police Department Bike Cops for Kids, SPOKES/Cycles for Change, St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health, Extended Learning Summer School/Minneapolis Public Schools, Brain Injury Alliance Minnesota and Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless.


Find more information about the event here.


Help For Those in Need of Free Food


A new, free mobile app called Summer Eats Minnesota is designed to help young people (up to age 18) access free meals. In Minneapolis, 31,000 of the 48,000 K-12 students are food insecure. That is why Hunger Impact Partners  is working with the Minnesota Department of Education and Minneapolis Public Schools to launch the app.


The app displays 80 serving sites in Minneapolis where kids can get free meals, the food options available, and a map showing how to get there.


Find the app here. Those interested can also text the number 877-877 for more information.


Flyer with information in Spanish, Somali, English and Hmong.


North Minneapolis Youth Bank

Youth Bank is an international organization where young people give other young people grants to make change in their community. This year is the first Youth Bank in North Minneapolis.


The North Minneapolis Youth Bank aims to give grants of $250-$1,000 to individuals/groups that have a project idea for how to break stereotypes in North Minneapolis. Any North Minneapolis young person, or those connected to North Minneapolis (age 15-24), who want to lead a project around this year's theme "Break the Stereotypes" are encouraged to apply.


Applications are due July 1st. For more information and an application click here.


Citywide Youth Worker Forum

 June 23, 11 AM – 1 PM

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

2300 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN


Join the Minneapolis Afterschool Network and the Minneapolis Health Department for a panel promoting best practices in Minneapolis youth engagement. Hear from participants and practitioners working on youth organizing, employment, and advisory councils. This event is open to young people, so please invite youth from your programs. 

Register here.

The summit is the second in a series co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Afterschool Network an initiative of the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, and the MHD, together with neighborhood youth work circles.

Book It to the Parks


On Wednesday, June 21, Minneapolis parks will open more than 50 new Little Free Libraries—a gift from The Minneapolis Foundation to local families in honor of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th anniversary. MPR hosts, local authors, and other guest readers will celebrate by reading children’s books at story times in parks all over the city, from sunrise to sunset on summer’s longest day.

Learn more.

Opportunities for Youth

New University of St. Thomas (UST) Pathway

Low-income students with a high school GPA of at least 2.5 are encouraged to apply for a new two-year associate degree program from UST. The Dougherty Family College, a new college of the UST, is opening in the fall of 2017 on the downtown Minneapolis campus.  The goal is to help students earn an Associate of Arts degree with little debt. Each student will be considered for scholarships and grants from the university, donors and corporate sponsors. Some applicants may pay as little as $1,000 per year.  

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or if ineligible, complete the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Before starting classes, students must take part in a three-week Summer Enrichment Program, Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Information sessions will be held June 20 and June 22. 


For more information, click here.


Join PEACE (Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences)

PEACE is a paid summer internship for high school juniors and seniors to provide 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



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


JYD (Journal of Youth Development)

JYD is an open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research. JYD serves applied researchers and evaluators as well as practitioners who work in youth-serving organizations or the intermediaries that support them. JYD is the official journal of two of the largest professional associations for those working with and on behalf of young people, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the National Afterschool Association (NAA). Follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@JournalYouthDev).

Fast Tracker: Online Directory of Mental Health Resources

Fast-Tracker is a virtual community and health care connection resource that connects mental health providers, care coordinators, and consumers with a real-time, searchable directory of mental health resources and their availability within Minnesota.

Host Americorps Promise Fellows at Your Site

The Minnesota Alliance with Youth will be placing over 200 AmeriCorps Promise Fellows across the state to support youth in grades 6-10 who are at risk of dropping out of school. Schools and school districts, community organizations, government agencies, and others are invited to  submit an application to host AmeriCorps Promise Fellow/s for the 2017-2018 academic year. Learn more and apply today.



Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

This new resource guide from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families helps community-based organizations find relevant resources for developing and implementing culturally competent programs in increasingly diverse communities. The guide includes resources for choosing, adapting, or developing interventions; ensuring workforce diversity; budgeting for culturally competent programs, and more.

The guide can be found here.