NEWS for Youth Work Professionals

news for youth work professionals

May 2019

News and Announcements

Teen Job Fair

Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair - June 1

Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Downtown Central Library

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Prep Rally

Get ready to job search! Build your resume, meet employers, and prep with a career coach.

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Interactive Workshop

Top Tips for Teens: show your strengths and get hired. Be confident!

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Job Fair

Explore career opportunities

Flyer >> here


Register now for Ignite Afterschool Conference December 12-13.

ignite afterschool


Ignite Afterschool’s Believe It Build It Conference 2019 on December 12th & 13th in St. Paul, MN will offer a variety of sessions, trainings, and more featuring the following themes:

  • Workforce,Youth Employment, and STEM
  • SEL (Social-Emotional-Learning)
  • Health & Wellness

Register Now on Eventbrite

For session proposals, click here to learn more and submit  by May 24, 2019.

For questions regarding session proposals, please contact  


Notification for Applications for 2019 Citywide Violence Prevention Fund (VPF) RFP

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Minneapolis Health Department’s 2019 Citywide Violence Prevention Fund (VPF) is posted through the eSupplier Portal The VPF is intended to invest in community-led strategies that address violence in Minneapolis in parts of the City primarily outside of downtown.

The completed application is due no later than 11:59 p.m. (Minneapolis time) on Thursday, May 16, 2019.



Professional Development Opportunity

The FINNOVATION Fellowship Program is accepting applications for their nine-month fellowship program that supports early-stage impact entrepreneurs who have bold ideas for sustainable, systems-level change. 

We're looking for leaders who:

  • Are passionate about leveraging an entrepreneurial idea to make a big social or environmental impact
  • Are eager to develop innovative business models to solve problems in new ways
  • Have a deep understanding of the problem they are addressing
  • Are committed to working on their venture full-time
  • Want to grow their potential as a leader

Deadline for application - May 15, 2019


Housing Affordability Grant Opportunity at Pohlad Family Foundation - May 17 deadline

funding opportunities

The Pohlad Family Foundation has opened a new grant opportunity for organizations working in housing stability.

Our Housing Affordability Program is open for Letter of Interest (LOI) submissions through May 17, 2019.  We will invest $7M over two years to fund strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities for families and youth who are currently experiencing homelessness. 

Please visit our website for guidelines, instructions and time frame, including a Program Overview, LOI Guidelines and information session registration. 

The Sundance Family Foundation Grant

Grant applications for funding youth social entrepreneurship programs and supportive housing programs are due June 11, 2019.

Visit the Sundance website for complete details. 


Events, Webinars and Upcoming Training Opportunities

Training Opportunity


May 2-3 - Hope & Healing for Youth and Families - Evergreen Annual Conference

May 3 - Job Corps Spring Open House and Job Fair

May 4 - STEM Super Saturday - MN Association for the Education of Young Children

May 5 - Youth Mental Health First Aid - NAMI

May 6 - Disaster Behavioral Health Conference - Metro Health & Medical Coalition

May 9-10 - Leadership Matters - U of M Extension

May 22 - Design Thinking for Dynamic Youth Work - Live Online Training - YIPA

June 7 - NorthStar Youth Work Fellowship Presentation

June 12-13 - Nurturing the Northland: Adverse Childhood Experiences Conference - Duluth

June 26 - Gender Literacy for Inclusive Youth Work - Live Online Training - YIPA



Tools and Resources

Toolkits, Reports and News Briefs

Child Abuse Prevention Resource Guide - Children and Family Futures

Child Abuse Tip Sheets (also translated into Spanish) - Children and Family Futures

Employment and Health Among Low-Income Adults and Their Children: A Review of the Literature  -  Mathematica Research

After a School Tragedy…Readiness, Response, Recovery, & Resources -MHTTC

Identifying and responding to labor trafficking and all reports of human trafficking of foreign national minors. -DHS Bulletin 19-68-07

Fact Sheets on Mental Health Issues - NAMI

A Path from Access to Success -MDRC

Disability History and Resources - Kids as Self Advocates

Getting Help After Trauma - U of M Center for Resilient Families

YIPA Facebook Group - request to join - YIPA

Minnesota System of Care for children’s mental health website - Department of Human Services

Children's Intensive Mental Health Services Study: Final Report to the Minnesota Legislature


Youth Events and Opportunities

Youth Opportunities
Full Cycle

Bike Mechanic Paid Internships

Full Cycle offers internship opportunities for homeless and street-dependent youth ages 23 and under. These paid internships require a commitment of 10 hours per week for three months and are meant to be an introduction to mechanics as well as an opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment.  Our goal is to help young people gain opportunities, skills, and confidence to lessen the barriers in the way of obtaining steady employment. Prior mechanic or job experience not necessary. 

Download the application >> here



Hennepin County Library 

JobCorps Training Program 

Do you work with any young people ages 16-24?  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

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 in Minneapolis for children and young adults ages 5-21.

YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar

Employment Opportunities for Adults

Now Hiring

Featured Listings:

*Job Opening - Youth Worker part time for Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PYC)

Application Deadline is May 10, 2019

Details >> here

*Job Opening - Social Emotional Learning Specialist Position at Minnesota Department of Education

Application Deadline is May 7, 2019

Details >> here

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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