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October 2018


Events for Professionals




Oct. 16 Deaf Culture Training


Oct. 16 - Health Equity Webinar - Innovative Collaborations


Oct 29-30 - Infant and Early Childhood

Mental Health Conference


Nov. 1 - Trauma-Responsive School - St Cloud 

Nov. 1-2 Trauma-Informed Schools Institute  - Rochester


Nov 3 - MN NAMI State Conference



Nov. 7 Media’s Influence on Body Image and Eating Disorders


Nov. 13 Survival Sign Language Training


Training for Adults

 Developmental Relationships Boot Camp


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

Workshop Schedule >>Here


Center for Early Education and Development Courses




Employment for adults


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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Talent Connection Event!

Sundance Family Foundation invites you to a gathering on Oct. 23rd of Twin Cities youth serving Workforce Navigators and Program Managers from Nonprofits in the Twin Cities, along with HR and Training Personnel in  local Manufacturing, Information Technology, Agriculture, Transportation, Health Care, and Emerging Industries to create an overview of pipelines, programs and supports to assist youth from vision to awareness, to exploration, decision, training, and on-the job success in a high demand 21st century career.


For more information or to register--Click HERE--or go to

Flyer >> here


Position Opening - Mortenson Family Foundation

The Mortenson Family Foundation has a new open position, Community Relationship Officer, which would work with education and youth-serving programs (see position description attached). Here’s a link to their website:  Candidates submitting information October 23, 2018 will receive priority consideration.


Position description >> here

Pear Institute

An Introduction to the Clover Model and HSA - Are you looking for an SEL framework or assessment tool that’s right for your program? The PEAR Institute is partnering with our Twin Cities colleagues to present an introduction to the Clover model and Holistic Student Assessment - November 13, 10am-12pm at The Baker Center, 209 W. Page Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55107

This FREE event is open to any educators or youth program providers in Minnesota who are curious about PEAR’s resources. Members of Sprockets’ SEL Pilot (2015-2018) will share their experiences with PEAR’s tools and provide information about an upcoming opportunity for in-depth training and support, coming in 2019.

Attend in person or virtually to learn more about what these resources can do for you.


>>Register Here


Thursday, November 29, 2018

3:30pm - 6:30pm

An advocacy kick-off event with music, hands-on activities, and more!

550 Vandalia St.
Suite 165
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114


Afterschool for All MN: An Advocacy Kick-Off Event to raise awareness about the critical role afterschool plays in the lives of youth. Participate in hands-on activities that build advocacy skills, share your afterschool story, learn the facts and become an afterschool champion. Together, we can ensure that every young person has access to the power of afterschool.

Register >> here


DHS is seeking applicants for the mental health innovations grant project advisory panel

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Behavioral Health Division is forming the mental health innovation grant project advisory panel. We’re looking for a diverse range of personal/professional experience with the mental health continuum of care. You’re invited to submit an application for consideration as a panelist. The deadline  is October 31, 2018.
Follow this link for a short survey to apply and tell us more about yourself. You’ll be notified of the decision by mid-December.

Please share your questions with, 651-503-4050.

Opportunities for Youth

Youth Events and Activities

Youth Events:

Oct. 6 - Little Mekong Night Market


Oct. 7 - Little Mekong Night Market

Oct. 11 - Social Science – SciFiCon

Oct. 13 - Minnesota Children’s Museum – Second Saturdays

               St. Paul Art Crawl


Oct. 14 - St. Paul Art Crawl

Oct. 25 -  Perpich Arts High School Information Session

Oct. 27World's Largest Halloween Celebration - use metro transit to get there!


Hennepin County Library >> Events for teens this month

>> Book lists for teens


Homework Help

The library has resources available online and at all our libraries to help K-12 students with history, language arts, math, science and more. See >> Homework help page.


Tutors online

Students in grades 3-12 can receive free one-to-one live online tutoring assistance every day of the week from 1-11p.m. (with their library card) in English or in Spanish. See >>Tutors online


Tutors at the library

The K-12 Homework Help program is a free in-person tutoring program offered at 14 Hennepin County Library locations. No advance sign-up needed. For locations and times, see >> Tutors at the library schedule. 


Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

American Red Cross Volunteer for youth age 16+
Donor Ambassador is responsible for greeting and checking in our donors at blood drives. The Red Cross provides all necessary training and orientation. Volunteers get to pick their own schedule on our online calendar. More >> here


Full Cycle Bike Shop Intern:  6 month paid internship for youth ages 16-23, who’ve experienced homelessness or who are precariously housed to learn bike mechanics and employment skills while helping us run the bike shop. No experience necessary. Apply >> here


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.


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar



Trauma resources

Self-Care resources


Research Articles


At- Risk Behavior


Bullying Prevention


Films & Exhibits

  • Children’s Mental Health: The Whole Story is a locally-produced, documentary-style training film from the Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Collaborative about children’s mental health and trauma.
  • The Science Museum of Minnesota houses the new exhibit Mental Health: Mind Matters. Visit to learn about mental health history, test your knowledge, hear from Minnesotans who struggle with mental illness, and so much more.