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August 2017


5th Annual Battle of the Badges & BBQ

Sept. 9, 11 AM – 4 PM

North Commons Park, Minneapolis




Sept. 15, 9 AM – 3 PM, Registration start: 8 AM

Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, MN


International Day of the Girl

October 8, 1 - 4 PM

Midpointe Event Center, St. Paul, MN


2017 Partners Conference 

Oct. 19, 9 AM – 3 PM

Whittier School, Minneapolis, MN

More info TBA


Capturing Imaginations: Building Skills 

Nov. 29, 8 AM – Nov. 30, 5:30 PM, U of M, St. Paul, MN


Midwest Trauma-Informed Schools Conference

Nov. 16-17, Rochester, MN

Training for Adults


Social and Emotional Learning in Practice 

Sept. 7, 9 AM – 12 PM,

120 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul


Mapping Social and Emotional Learning in Youth Programs

Sept. 22, 9 AM - 3 PM

120 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul


Is There An App for That: Working With Adolescents in the Digital Age

Tuesday, October 3, 

9 AM – 3 PM, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN


Responsive Practices to Support SEL

Oct. 4, 9 AM – 12 PM

125 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue, 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

Minneapolis Public Schools Job Fair

Wednesday, August 16, 9 AM – 3 PM


Strong Fast Fit Native Youth Counselor: YWCA


YouthBuild Carptentry Instructor


Minneapolis Community Ed Positions Open


Plymouth Christian Youth Center Seeking Licensed Teachers


Youth Education Partnerships Coordinator: MN Alliance with Youth


Serve – AmeriCorps Promise Fellows


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




City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin

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STEP-UP Interns Share Their Summer Work Experience During South Minneapolis Walking Tour

On Tuesday, August 1, STEP-UP interns guided elected officials, program partners, and funders on the annual tour of STEP-UP worksites, giving them a glimpse into the STEP-UP intern experience.


This summer there are 507 interns working at 70 worksites in South Minneapolis. The tour visited four sites including the American Swedish Institute, Community Bridge, Kaleidoscope Place, and Lutheran Social Service of MN.


From working as a kitchen aid to being an educator, interns shared the highlights and challenges of their summer job experiences while their employers and supervisors shared what they have taken away from the experience.


This summer, 1,655 youth and young adults aged 14-21 are employed by STEP-UP at one of 213 government agencies, nonprofits, small businesses, and corporations throughout the Twin Cities metro area.  


Seeking Presenters for Partners with Youth Conference

The planning team for the annual Partners with Youth conference is seeking presenters for the 2017 conference to be held October 19th. 


The goal of the conference is to provide training opportunities for Minneapolis youth work professionals. This year, the planning team is creating intentional space for youth participation. The conference themes are opportunity, healing, action, and sustaining

Presenters will be compensated for their time with an honorarium paid per workshop, not per presenter. The RFP deadline is August 31st.


Link to RFP on Survey Monkey

PEACE Helps Youth Find Their Career Pathway

The  PEACE (Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences)

program administered by Minneapolis Employment and Training, is a collaborative initiative designed to promote access and entry into Justice and Emergency Services (JES) career pathways for low-income, court-involved, or at-risk Minneapolis youth ages 16 to 21. Students learn about JES careers through mentoring by a career professional, mini-academies, and a paid summer internship in the field.


The current cohort of 39 students and 26 mentors will be wrapping up at the end of August . A new group will begin in September. 

Internships are being offered by the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), 911, the Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD), Hennepin County, and the City Attorney’s Office (CAO).  In addition to internships, PEACE students can participate in career academies developed by partners at MPD, MFD, 911, CAO, Hennepin County, and the FBI. 


STEP-UP Interns Get a High Tech Jump Start in Silicon Valley

The City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Program partnered for a fourth year with Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit organization in Silicon Valley dedicated to inspiring and educating young Minnesotans to become future leaders in technology. A group of high-potential incoming ninth-graders (eight STEP-UP interns from Minneapolis and eight youth from St. Paul) spent a week in California's Silicon Valley, learning about technology from some of the top tech companies and startups in the world.


The group spent the week of July 16th visiting Google, Facebook, YouTube, Uber, and a venture capital firm. They also toured Stanford University and met with industry mentors who worked with them on goal setting.


The youth learned about design thinking and created a tech solution to a problem posed to them. At the week's end they pitched their start-up ideas at a “Demo Day” to Silicon Valley tech leaders at a San Francisco event. This year a Minnesota Demo Day was added on August 3rd where youth pitched their businesses again to a crowd in Minneapolis. 


The group will continue to have quarterly meetings in the Twin Cities throughout high school. 


Opportunities for Youth

Work with Conservation Corps This Fall

Gain job and career-planning skills. Learn about natural resource management, ecology, science, technology, environmental conservation, and Minnesota natural and cultural history. Learn to plan and finish community service projects. Earn an hourly wage for up to 12 hours per week, receive a snack on shorter work days and lunch on Saturdays.


Open to high school students, ages 15 to 18, from households at or below 80 percent of the city’s median income. Youth meet at Powderhorn Park or North Commons in Minneapolis. See the Flyer for Ramsey County and Saint Paul locations.


Tree Trust's Supported Work Program

This program allows young people, ages of 14 - 24, gain paid work experience while working outdoors on community improvement projects or indoors at local businesses, schools,and nonprofits.


Eligibility:14-18 years, living in a household with a parent/guardian who has an open MFIP case in Hennepin County, or 14-24 years, and have an open MFIP case in Hennepin County.


Find more information and/or fill out an interest form here.


Minneapolis PowHERful Summit

This is a free, daylong empowerment summit on Saturday, August 26 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center is for young women ages 14 to 23. Explore careers, receive guidance and advice, and interact with successful professionals. Industry experts will present curriculum in finance and digital literacy, STEM, college readiness, health, and more. 



Camp Lift for Youth Coping with Grief

Saturday, Sept. 9, Camp program: 9 AM - 6:30 PM

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, Loretto, MN


This free, day long bereavement camp offers a lifeline of hope for children and teens coping with the death of a loved one.  A light breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Free bus transportation is available from Zion Baptist Church in North Minneapolis. 

Registration is required. Click here.


Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day

Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, MN


A free event with aircraft on display and exhibitors with activities to introduce and teach girls and their families about aviation and aerospace.



(Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences)

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



Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


What’s Up 612! is an online program finder where youth, parents, educators, youth workers and persons who know young people can find afterschool and summer activities for children and young adults.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


Getting to Work Competitive Grant Program Request for Proposals

The Department of Employment and Economic Development, through its Office of Youth Development, is seeking proposals from qualified responders to establish and operate programs that provide, repair, or maintain motor vehicles to assist eligible individuals in obtaining or maintaining employment.


Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017


Getting to Work Competitive Grant Program RFP