NEWS for Youth Work Professionals

news for youth work professionals

September 2019

News and Announcements

CPI Kickoff

Register for the CPI Kickoff!

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 | Time: 9:30-11:30am

Location: North Regional Library: 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

High-quality afterschool experiences play an important role in supporting Minneapolis youth to recognize and achieve their greatest potential. That’s why we are committed to supporting a continuous program improvement (CPI) cycle using M3 (Making Meaning with Multiple Data Sets). Participation in the CPI Cycle can help your organization use data to strengthen and improve your program – leading to better outcomes and experiences for youth.

Register on Eventbrite or follow this event on Facebook.




Behavioral Health Planning Council Seats Now Open

Applications for open positions on the Behavioral Health Planning Council are now being accepted.

The Behavioral Health Planning Council is composed of residents of the State of Minnesota, including representatives of the principle State agencies with respect to: mental health, education, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, housing, and social services. Minnesota seeks balanced representation for mental health and substance use/misuse experiences for each federally required seat in the council.

For more information, go to the DHS Behavioral Health Planning Council web page


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More information on the Hennepin County Juvenile Warrant Forgiveness Facebook Page



Social and Emotional Learning Workshops offered by University of Minnesota Extension

We value social and emotional learning and we are glad there is a toolkit to raise awareness & teach us best practices. You can download the FREE TOOLKIT HERE. The U of M's CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT are looking to gather feedback on the toolkit so if you have had experience with the toolkit, this is your chance to provide valuable feedback. The survey should only take up 5-minutes of your time and can BE FOUND HERE

Training is offered on the following dates:

SEL in Practice is our foundation workshop. Participants will develop strategies to introduce SEL opportunities and growth into their program. Sept 26.

Leadership Matters explores youth work management, leadership skills, and provides intentional strategies targeted to youth work practice. Sept 30.

Responsive Practices to Support SEL focuses on being more intentional about how we respond in the moment to SEL skill-building opportunities. Oct 3.

Mapping SEL in Youth Programs helps program teams develop a deeper understanding of how their existing program design aligns with SEL skill building. Oct 11.



Training Opportunities

Events, Webinars and Upcoming Training Opportunities


September 4 - HHS Webinar - Childhood Trauma and Mental Health Impacts - ACES

September 10 - Understanding Eating Disorders Through The Lens of Trauma

September 12 - Calming Challenging Behavior - YIPA

September 21 - Hope for Recovery - NAMI

September 26 - Youth Mental Health First Aid - Fairview Community Health

September 26 - Cultural Perspectives: Developing the Growth Mindset - People Inc.

October 2 - Social Activism in Youth Work - YIPA

October 11 - Culturally Responsive Mental Health Summit - MACMHP

October 25 -Youth Mental Health First Aid - NAMI



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Register for the Ignite AfterSchool Conference December 12-13

Register Now: Believe It, Build It Conference 2019 

Dec. 12th-13th (St. Paul, MN)

Register Now for Believe It, Build It Conference 2019

If you have questions regarding the status or submission of your workshop proposal, please contact


Toolkits, Reports and News Briefs

Tools and Resources

Adapting Trauma-Focused Treatments for Culturally Diverse Populations - NCTSN

Trauma and Race: Opportunities and Challenges for Therapists of Color Working with Families of Color - webinar

Self-Care for Educators to Combat Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

Three Steps to Advancing Racial Equity - FSG Report

Impact Newsletter - NCTSN Summer 2019 edition

Childhood Traumatic Grief: Information for School Personnel - NCTSN

Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms - KPRJ Films 

Youth Financial Education - Consumer financial Education Bureau

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators - NCTSN

Hidden Brain; a Conversation About Life's Unseen Patterns - NPR podcasts


Youth Opportunities

Youth Events and Opportunities


September 14 - Fit4Fun - NorthPoint Health and Wellness free family event


Mon/Wed - Drivers License Written Exam Prep - Takoda Institute

Volunteer and Internship 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


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 - Back to School!

We have resources available online and at all our libraries to help K-12 students with history, language arts, math, science and more. To discover all the different homework resources, visit our 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 1-11 p.m. (with their library card) in English or in Spanish. For details, see Tutors online. 

Tutors at the library

Do you have students who could benefit from extra tutoring or mentoring support after school? The K-12 Homework Help program is a free in-person tutoring program offered at 13 Hennepin County Library locations. Trained tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students to support them in completing their assignments as they learn in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment. No advance sign-up needed. For locations and times, see the Tutors at the library schedule.  

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

2019 Youth Employment and Opportunity Guide

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