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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.


    The YCB and MYC were recently featured on KSTP's 10pm news following its Statement of Welcoming  press event Thursday, March 9, 2017. The report on the special event can be found 9:53 minutes into the news broadcast above.

    2nd grader impresses in high school band

    KARE 11The opening round of the Minnesota State High School Boys Basketball Tournament is no time for a twisted ankle. But into the Target Center concourse limps Thomas Bidne, a boot on his left foot and drumsticks clutched in his right hand. 


    Minors crossing to U.S. find help in Minnesota courts, but worry about changes

    Star TribuneA 16-year-old Elder Leiva crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in late 2014, unsure of what awaited him beyond the Rio Grande. Even as he settled with an aunt in Minnesota and enrolled in high school, one all-important question lingered: Would he get to stay?


    Kids who suffer hunger in first years lag behind their peers in school

    NPRGrowing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study.


    Students 'study abroad' with immigrant families in their own communities

    MPR - It didn't take long for Minnehaha Academy ninth-grader Armand Melk-Johnson, 15, to feel at home with his host family in Minneapolis.


    Student saves friend from choking

    KARE 11 - A Wisconsin high school student is being hailed as a hero after saving a buddy who was choking on a cheese curd ... and it was all caught on tape.


    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.