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November 2017


Minneapolis Jobs For America's Graduates Film Festival & Networking Event

Nov. 17, 1 – 2:30 PM

Capri Theater, Minneapolis, MN


Native Youth Workers’ Circle Networking Day

Nov. 17, 4 – 6 PM

Memory Lanes, Minneapolis, MN


DGT™ National Family Volunteer Day Family Service Fair

Nov. 17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis


Peacebuilding Film Series: The Mask You Live In

Nov. 28, 7 – 9 PM

Birchwood Café, Minneapolis, MN


Capturing Imaginations: Building Skills 

Nov. 29, 8 AM – Nov. 30, 5:30 PM

U of M, St. Paul, MN


Regional Youth Engagement Training

Nov. 29, 8:30 AM – Nov. 30, 4 PM

Centennial Lakes Park Pavilion, Edina, MN


Human Rights Symposium 

Dec. 12 & 13

Saint Paul, MN


2018 Minneapolis Community Connections Conference

Save the Date: February 10, 2018  

Training for Adults

YCB Professional Development Calendar   


Afterschool Alliance Recorded Webinars


Youth Work Matters Online

Jan 16 - Feb 11, 2018, U of M


Leadership Matters Online  

Feb. 22 - March 26


Neighborhoods Now!


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



Employment for Adults

PEACE Program Coordinator

Short-term, contract position to assist with the PEACE Program from Jan – Aug, 2018 for approximately 30 hours per week. This is a non-benefited position with pay of $25 per hour. A letter of interest and resume from interested candidates should be emailed to no later than November 17, 2017. Job description  and PEACE Program info.


10 Open Positions with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities


Prepare + Prosper Openings


PCYC Openings


Think Small


President and CEO: Minnesota Alliance With Youth


Venture Academy


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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PARTNERS with Youth Conference Engages Youth Workers


Above: Mayor Betsy Hodges poses with Minneapolis BUILD Leaders attending the conference, along with their trainers David Carson (far left) and Connie Rhodes (third from right).


On October 19th, 160 metro area youth work professionals and community leaders gathered at the Whittier School & Recreation Center for the annual Minneapolis PARTNERS with Youth Conference. For the seventh year, the City of Minneapolis has supported the convening of youth workers and provided workshops that speak to the expertise of youth work professionals.


Attendees enjoyed workshops built around creating pathways to equitable youth engagement that included tracks in Healing, Activating, Sustaining, and Opportunity.


Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges gave a welcome presentation that thanked youth work professionals for their outstanding commitment and vision for young people in our community to be safe, engaged, and thriving.  National keynote speaker Jason Sole also spoke to attendees while discussing his memoir, "From Prison to Ph.D.: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chance".


The Partners with Youth Conference was sponsored by Minneapolis Employment and Training, the Minneapolis Health Department, the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, and Youthprise. A special thank you goes out to Hennepin County Libraries, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, Community Bridge, and Whittier Schools for their support in coordinating this event and making it such a success.

Hire a STEP-UP Intern This Summer

STEP-UP is looking for partners to hire STEP-UP interns for summer 2018. STE[-UP is seeking:

  • Non-profits to engage youth ages 14-15 in entry-level internships. STEP-UP pays the interns’ wages and provides worker’s compensation insurance.
  • Private sector businesses, public agencies and non-profits to hire youth ages 16-21 who are seeking more challenging positions.
  • Trade or industry organizations to provide an introduction to a specific trade or industry for youth ages 14-21 in a cohort model.

Learn more.

YCB Launches MYCepaz

After years of development, the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board is launching its mobile-friendly psychological first aid website MYCepaz.


MYCepaz was created to help teens manage some of life’s daily stressors, such as academics, relationship issues and family pressures. Through the use of journaling, music, mindfulness tips, games, and yoga, it offers youth an intimate space to release their thoughts, tension and hopefully find inner peace.


MYCepaz was developed with help from the Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC), in grades 8-12, whose motto is “No Change about Us without Us,” in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corp (BH MRC) and the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board.

Propel SEL Professional Learning Community

Propel SEL is a 12-month action learning project for 2-4 person teams from organizations that offer out-of-school youth development and mentoring programs for youth in grades 6-12 in the nine county metro to increase intentionality of social-emotional learning practices in their organization.


This collaborative project is funded by Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Carlson Family Foundation, and facilitated through a partnership between Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, Ignite Afterschool, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and Sprockets with professional development design by the Youth Work Learning Lab and Minneapolis Beacons.


Apply to participate in the Propel SEL Professional Learning Community.

Propel SEL Info Sheet Propel SEL Info Sheet

Propel SEL Application (PDF) Propel SEL Application

Propel SEL Online Application (Link to SurveyMonkey applicaton)

Opportunities for Youth

Map Designed for Students with Financial Aid in Mind

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has launched an interactive map of Minnesota's 135 Colleges and Career Schools to help students easily find colleges that participate in a Minnesota-funded student financial aid program.


Find the map here.


STEP-UP Applications Open December 11, 2017

STEP-UP is the City of Minneapolis internship program for young adults ages 14-21. Each year, STEP-UP recruits, trains and places more than 1,600 Minneapolis youth in meaningful paid internships with over 220 top Twin Cities businesses, public agencies and nonprofits.


Find applications for STEP-UP on line here on December 11, 2017.


Join PEACE (Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences)

PEACE is a career pathway program for high school juniors and seniors from select neighborhoods who are interested in justice and emergency services careers (police, fire, emergency services, law and legal services). PEACE also provides a paid summer internship in justice or emergency service.

Link   Eligibility Map


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



2017 Minnesota Holiday Food, Gift and Toy Resources Guide 


Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is the nation's leading voice for afterschool and  is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments.


You for Youth

Find professional learning, technical assistance and resources for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.