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    Statement of Welcoming

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Youth Congress joined forces Thursday evening in an effort to share their perspectives on making Minneapolis a welcoming city for refugees and immigrants in the wake of White House executive orders. Despite the recent delay due to judicial action, youth from the MYC and elected officials from the YCB felt it was imperative to release a Statement of Welcoming to not only highlight the  issue but to show their solidarity and support to refugee and immigrant families during this time.

    Elected officials in attendance were Mayor Betsy Hodges, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, City Council member and YCB Chair Cam Gordon and Hennepin County Commissioners Marion Greene and Peter McLaughlin as well as Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson.

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    Why These Students Are Living With Immigrant Families For A Week

    Huffington Post - A program in Minnesota is offering American high school students the chance to live for a week with local immigrant families, to help counter misconceptions and create connections between U.S.-born and immigrant communities.

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    Schools will soon have to put in writing if they 'lunch shame'

    MPREvery day in this country students come to school without a way to pay for lunch. Right now it's up to the school to decide what happens next.

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    Absences, fitness, atmosphere -- new ways to track schools

    Associated Press - How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place?

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    Librarians Across America Are Using Their Powers For Political Good

    Huffington Post - When he was coming out in college, Martin Garnar found solace in his campus library, where he read affirming stories about and by LGBTQ people.

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    Another Black Teen Stunts On Admissions Season, Gets Into 7 Ivy Leagues

    Huffington PostBlack students throughout the U.S. have been making headlines with their multiple acceptances at top colleges and universities. Brooklyn teen Nina Uziogwe is the latest high school senior to make the news for being wanted by several elite schools. 

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    YCB Outreach Team

    Rainbow Research recently completed its evaluation of the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board's Outreach Team. During the 2015-16 school year Rainbow Research assessed the youth workers abilities interact, engage, challenge and impact the lives of youth and staff at Anwatin, Franklin and Northeast Middle Schools as well as Henry High School.

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    The Minneapolis Youth Congress Inducts New Members For The 2016-2017 School Year

    MYC Oath of Office 2016

    The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Youth Congress welcomed its 2016-17 cohort on Nov. 3, 2016. Youth ages 12-18 joined an elite group of teens focused on creating change in the City of Minneapolis. In attendance were City Council Member Cam Gordon, Judge David Piper and Mayor Betsy Hodges.

    Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

    Together, Better.