Join us today at Sibley Park from 5:30-7:30pm for Positive Corridors for Youth training around the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood.
KSTP - A viral video taken at a Minnesota high school during National Walkout Day has garnered millions of views and shares.
Star Tribune - Young people in the U.S. walked out of class to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in what activists hoped would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month's massacre in Florida.
Star Tribune - Olivia Curtis hates the injections and infusions she receives for her severe arthritis, so hospital staff on one recent morning gave her a virtual reality headset that allowed her to look at a pristine, sandy beach instead of the IV line they were prepping on her arm.
MPR - Wednesday morning, at 10 a.m., students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Star Tribune - President Donald Trump said Monday that he is "watching court cases and rulings" before taking action on raising age limits for purchasing some firearms, arguing that there is "not much political support (to put it mildly)."
Pioneer Press - The City of St. Paul, Ramsey County and St. Paul Public Schools are working toward a data-sharing agreement in hopes of identifying troubled youth and getting them help before it’s too late.
MPR - The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records has found. But few say they plan to give up the money in the aftermath of the latest mass shooting.
Star Tribune - They waved handmade signs and chanted “No more silence, end gun violence” and “Hey-hey, ho-ho, the NRA has got to go!” until their voices cracked.
MPR - Last month's Florida school shooting and the rash of copycat threats that followed in Minnesota and around the country has put the spotlight on how schools and law enforcement measure risks and respond.
MPR - Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday proposed a $20.9 million spending package intended to boost school safety including $5 million in grants for schools to provide mental health services to students who need help.
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.
Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board