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January 2018


North Minneapolis Manufacturing Career &Training Expo

Tuesday, January 30

2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

800 West Broadway, 2nd Level, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Flyer>>                Poster>>


2018 Minneapolis Community Connections Conference

Save the Date: February 10


Re-imagining Youth Work through an Equity Lens

February 19
9 a.m. - 12 noon

University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

Free, but registration is required.

We chose a non-school day so that young people can attend! 

Training for Adults

Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers & Facilitators

February 26-27,

Search Institute Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN


Developmental Relationships + Sparks Workshop

February 28

Search Institute Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN


YCB Professional Development Calendar


Afterschool Alliance Recorded Webinars


Youth Work Matters Online


Leadership Matters Online


Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents


PACER Center

Free workshops to parents of children with disabilities and professionals working with families


Center for Early Education and Development Courses




Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Makes a Difference

Live on-line, January 24, 2018, 10-11:30am


How You Can Help Youth Manage Anxiety

Live on-line, February 23, 2018, 10-11:30am

Employment for Adults


MN Alliance with Youth Training Manager


City of Minneapolis




Think Small


Venture Academy




Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities




Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities 


Camp Fire


Hennepin County 




Collaborative Job Board


Hiawatha Academies




YMCA Twin Cities  


U of M Extension 



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Crisis Number Piloted in Metro

One number for mental health crisis services now being piloted in the Twin Cities.The State of Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has been testing a new phone number to connect people to crisis services. Testing of this number in the metro area has been completed, and the pilot of the new crisis number is now getting underway.


Starting Monday, January 8, individuals and service providers in the Twin Cities metro area, calling from a cell phone, can call one number — **CRISIS — and have their call seamlessly forwarded to their county crisis team.


At this time, **CRISIS is being piloted in the metro area only. The counties in the **CRISIS pilot are Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington. Eventually, **CRISIS will replace a list of 30 county crisis numbers across the state.

Culture of Health Leaders Accepting Applications

Culture of Health Leaders equips people from all fields with the skills, tools, and network they need to create real change in their community. If you are interested in using your unique approach and perspective to impact equity and health in your community, consider applying for their next cohort. Applications open January 12.


Culture of Health Leaders is looking for broad representation from fields and professions across the private, public, nonprofit, and social sectors.

Eligibility requirements:

•    Individuals from any field, profession, or sector.

•    People with demonstrated leadership potential, passion for sustainable       impact within their community, and commitment to equity and health.

•   Self-starters and collaborators

Information on deadlines, how to apply, and tips for a successful application are on the Culture of Health Leaders website.

$100,000 Grants for Middle School OST Programs


The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High grants to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. Aim High will provide $2.25M over three years to middle school afterschool, summer or expanded learning programs serving disadvantaged youth. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which opportunity is a good fit for you, and apply here. Applications are due January 26. 

Webinar - Reducing ACES & Building Resilience

Reducing ACEs & Building Resilience in Washington State

With: Lowell Johnson, ACEs Resiliency Coalition; 

         Emily Clary, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children

January 18, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CT


The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study issued in1998, confirmed that early adversity in childhood increases an individual’s likelihood for negative health, mental health and social outcomes later in life. 


This webinar will provide a: 

  • High-level overview of the ACE Study
  • Brief timeline that illustrates how Washington State champions used NEAR science to inform local and state policy to augment work with children and families 
  • Examples of three communities that developed a local response to reduce ACEs & build resilience
  •  And 6 key lessons learned from Washington

Register to attend the webinar >>here

More info>> here 

Opportunities for Youth

Employment Opportunity – City of Minneapolis

The Licenses and Consumer Services is recruiting teenagers 15-17.5 years of age to conduct tobacco compliance checks in the City.  A tobacco compliance check consists of a teenager entering a store that sells tobacco and requesting to purchase tobacco products. If underage teens are allowed to purchase tobacco, the business and clerk are cited for the violating the law.  Teens are supervised at all times by experienced inspectors.


Teens must meet the following requirements:

  1.  Be between the ages of 15 and 17.5
  2. Have a picture identification card (State ID,permit or driver’s license).
  3. Fill out application packet found below or by calling 612-673-2080

Teens will be paid $10.00 per hour. Hours are limited and intermittent (most compliance checks are done on school holidays, summers and a minimal number of evenings).  Transportation will be provided if the teen lives within the Minneapolis city limits. On the job training is provided.


For further information, please call Mohamed Ismail at 612-673-3904. 


Application Packet>> here


Cobell Scholarship Applications

Indigenous Education Inc. is now accepting Cobell Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Both merit-based and need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study, and is degree-seeking.


Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution. Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate.


Apply now at


STEP-UP Applications Are Open

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   Applications close on February 15.


Urban Scholars Leadership and Professional Development Program

Urban Scholars is a leadership and professional development internship program providing students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with distinctive professional experience.


Applications will open January 8. The program runs May 21 to August 17. Candidates must have completed their first year of post-secondary education before the start date of Urban Scholars 2018.

Learn more.


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



Minneapolis 2017-2018 Handbook of the Streets


Saint Paul 2016-2017 Handbook of the Streets

These resource guides are published annually for those who are homeless or living in extreme poverty. The handbook is free to those who are homeless and sold in bulk to service providers.  To order copies of the new 2017-18 Minneapolis and current 2016-17 St. Paul editions, you may use this order form (PDF).


For more information, click here.


Sexual Assault Information for Teens and Parents

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has two multi-page factsheets on Teen Sexual Assault, created to accompany the webinar When “NO” is Not Enough: Information on Teen Sexual Assault.


Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Teens (1) explains the difference between consent and coercion; (2) defines and answers common questions about sexual assault and teen dating violence; (3) delineates how drugs and alcohol interfere with safety; (4) details how teens can protect themselves; (5) describes the steps to take if assaulted sexually and where to go for more information; and (6) explores the common misconceptions teens may have about sexual assault. Download


Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents covers the same information, in addition to ways parents can help to protect their teenagers. Download.


Cyberbullying – Stop Bullying website

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.