NEWS for Youth Work Professionals

news for youth work professionals

February 2019

Announcements and Events

Partners Conference

PARTNERS with Youth 2019 Conference

Join the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis College for the annual PARTNERS with Youth Conference February 15, 2019 from 9am-2:30pm at Minneapolis College (previously MCTC). 



  • Audience: Youth Work Professionals and Youth (it's a school release day for Minneapolis Public Schools students)
  • Date & Time: Friday, February 15th, 2019 from 9am-2:30pm
  • LocationMinneapolis College (Registration takes place at Kopp Hall)
  • RSVP: This conference is FREE to attend; however registration is required. 
  • Meals: Morning coffee and boxed lunches provided

For additional information, please visit: 


Youth Violence Prevention Week Proposals Sought

The Minneapolis Health Department is excited to announce its fifth annual Youth Violence Prevention Week, scheduled for March 30th – April 6th. In past years, we have had a diverse array of youth-oriented activities, including a basketball tournament, art and theater performances, and a conference and symposium on youth empowerment, among many others.

Youth-centered programs (i.e. non-profits, faith-based organizations, schools, clubs, or individuals) are welcome to apply. Attached, is an application to submit your proposal and key details. Please note, this week falls over Minneapolis Public Schools spring break, so you may consider holding an event during regular school hours.

Through purchasing order agreements and contracts, the City will help cover the cost of selected events in increments of $250 (up to $1,000 total). We will also help to advertise events via social media and with our community partners; however, it is the responsibility of funded organizations to advertise their event and encourage youth participation.

This is an exciting opportunity to partner with other community organizations, reach new audiences, and/or highlight great work already being done. It also gives us a chance to provide young people with over a week of positive activities and conversations around safety, success, and empowerment.

See application form >> here

Please submit applications to by Friday, February 22nd. We will notify organizations that have been selected for funding by Friday, March 1st

A note on payment: the City can only reimburse for programming—all events must be implemented utilizing your own funds up-front.  We will work with you directly on our contracting process to ensure timely reimbursement.  Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

We encourage the participation of your organization in this important event!



Ignite Afterschool Advocacy Roster

Share your #AfterschoolSuccess story at the State Capitol in St. Paul, MN. The 2019 Minnesota State legislature has kicked-off and now you can sign-up for Ignite Afterschool's Advocacy Roster to be contacted for advocacy opportunities, including: Testify as an afterschool program provider at Minnesota State Capitol, Recruit and help prepare a young person for testimony at MN State Capitol, Meet 1-to-1 with your elected representative, Host your elected representative on a site visit to your afterschool program and Support by attending a hearing at MN State Capitol.

Please register to be contacted for advocacy opportunities. Together, we can ensure that each young person across Minnesota has access to the power of afterschool. Register here:



A Year of Propel SEL

For the last year, 11 youth serving organizations across the Twin Cities metro have participated in the Propel SEL initiative, a professional development cohort dedicated to supporting organizations in understanding and implementing social emotional learning within programming.

Read more for a snapshot of the learning that happened throughout the year!



2019 UROC Summer Resource Fair Vendor Invitation

UROC is hosting a summer fair with members of the Community Affairs Leadership Roundtable and residents of North Minneapolis.  The goal is to share summer program and scholarship opportunities with parents and students.  The day will include door prizes, youth performances and a host of programs that will keep youth busy this summer.

 We thought it would be beneficial to the families if your program was present that day.  What we would need from you is a person to host your table and one item to give away as a door prize.

 Here are some of the programs showcased in the past:  SteppingStone Theatre, Junior Entrepreneurship of Minnesota, Oak Park Neighborhood Center, Urban 4H, Pros of the Rope, Saint Cloud University, Hennepin County Libraries and Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.

The fair will run from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019.  This is free and open to the public.

Will you be able to attend?  If so please complete this registration information.

If you have any questions, please contact Johneva Davis: with SRF 2019 Vendor in the subject line or 612-626-8762.


From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope

The National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development recently released their final report "From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope." Drawing from youth and parents, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders, this report provides recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, and policymakers can continue re-envisioning learning so our young people are positioned for success today and tomorrow. 

Check out the full report HERE!



Nation of Hope

Training Opportunities

Webinars and Training Opportunities

Feb 6 - Caring for LGBTQ Youth Webinar - NACAC

Feb 13 - Using Behavior Interventions to build Self-Regulation - YIPA Online Training

February 15 - PARTNERS with Youth Conference

20 - Game On Grant Webinar  -  Action for Healthy Kids - grant opportunity

Feb 21 - Webinar : Working with Families to Address School Avoidance and Truancy for Children with Mental Health Needs - PACER

Feb 21 - Addressing Patient Needs While Maintaining Boundaries - NCTSN

March 8 - Attachment and Addiction: Implications for Treatment - MN Center for Chemical and Mental Health/University of Minnesota

March 14 - Transforming Adverse Childhood Experiences - YIPA Online Training

March 30 - Youth in Educational Leadership Summit - Patrick Henry School

April 4-5 - Believe it, Build it. The Conference Edition -  Ignite Afterschool


Youth Events and Program Opportunities





Youth Oppportunities

Feb 9 - Tech for Teens Club - Building a Robot - PACER Center

Feb 16 - Tech for Girls Club: Chariot Racing with Robots - PACER Center

Feb 27 - Youth Day at the Capitol

March 30 - Youth in Educational Leadership Summit - Patrick Henry High School

April 26 - KidWind Challenge - 4-8th grade and 9-12 grade

YouthBuild Now Enrolling

Participants receive a weekly stipend while going through construction training. YouthBuild is for:

  • Young men and women, ages 16-24
  • Not currently enrolled in school and looking to obtain your GED
  • Interested in starting a career in construction
  • Available Mon-Fri from 8:30am to 3:30pm

To learn more, Contact the YouthBuild program at 612-424-1050 or email  

Next class starts February 19, 2019 – Submit an Interest form>>here

JobCorps Training Program 

Do you work with any young people ages 16-24 who are looking to start 2019 on the right foot?  The Job Corps Training Program could be the first step to a bright future for many young people looking to make a positive change in their lives. We are enrolling new students every week!

Benefits of Job Corps:

  1.  Free Job Training (trade choices:  Culinary, Construction, Certified Nursing Assistant,        Sign and Display, Paint and Wallpaper, Office Administration, Medical Office Support)
  2.  Free room and board
  3. Academic support to complete HSD/GED
  4. Free driver’s education classes

There are many more benefits to attending Job Corps! 

Flyer >> here


Tools and Resources


New Intervention Fact Sheet - National Child Child Traumatic Stress Network

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence - IACP

Familial Sex Trafficking of Minors: Trafficking Conditions, Clinical Presentation, and System Involvement - ResearchGate

What Were You Thinking? Brain Development in Young Adults

New Directions to Improve Preventive Care Discussions for Adolescents and Young Adults

Development and Testing of an Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice in Agency-Level Advising and Decision Making

Twin Cities PBS Documentary Series about ACE's  PBS will be airing series on ACE's Jan 13 to Feb 10.

Working with Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance during Disasters

2018 ACEs Conference Recap Video [4 min - Center for Youth Wellness]

New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

Evidence-informed afterschool programs decrease youth substance abuse and problem behaviors


Funding Opportunities

Grant Announcements

Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Project- SAMHSA - Application Due Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Community-Based Suicide Prevention Grant Request for Proposal (RFP) MN Department of Health - Due Date Friday March 28, 2019

Care Coordination Quality Improvement Grants - MN Department of Health - Due Date February 28, 2019

Grants to Increase Access to Legal Support - Hennepin County Bar Foundation - due Date March 1, 2019


Now Hiring

Employment Opportunities 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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