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February 2018


 2018 Minneapolis Community Connections Conference

 February 10

 Re-imagining Youth Work through an Equity Lens

February 19
9 a.m. - 12 noon

University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
Continuing Education and Conference Center 

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




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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Trauma and Resilience in the Community - Webinar

February 26, 2018

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM PST

Webinar done in Petersburg, VA

Please register for VAIRS Webinar: Trauma and Resilience in the Community on Feb 26, 2018 10:00 AM EST Register Here>>

Trauma can occur as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, and other emotionally harmful experiences. Resilience refers to the ability of an individual, family, or community to cope with adversity and trauma, and adapt to challenges or change. Join us as we walk you through how the Southside Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) group shows us how Petersburg, VA began to build a trauma informed community.

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 an application (this can be obtained

             by calling 612-673-2080 or is attached to

             this email).


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


This 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 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.