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    Join the Propel SEL Professional Learning Community

    The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board invites you to join the Propel SEL Professional Learning Community!

    Propel SEL is a 12-month action learning project for 2-4 person teams from organizations that offer out-of-school youth development and mentoring programs for youth in grades 6-12 in the nine county metro area. The goal is to increase the amount intentional  social-emotional learning practices in each team's organization.

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    Theartrice Williams returns to restore confidence in Phyllis Wheatley Center

    Star TribuneTheartrice Williams, who ran the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center during the civil rights era, has returned to the north Minneapolis institution to restore confidence to the struggling nonprofit and work with staffers to revive its storied brand.


    As St. Paul considers a minimum wage increase, some want to exempt youth workers

    Pioneer Press - Cookie Cart produces more than just delicious snickerdoodle, chocolate chip and hand-decorated cookies.


    School shooting suspect belonged to white nationalist group

    Star Tribune - An orphaned 19-year-old who participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist group was charged with murder Thursday in the deaths of 17 people who were fatally shot at a huge Florida high school in the nation's deadliest school attack in five years.


    St. Paul task force proposing these changes to better integrate district schools

    Pioneer PressA St. Paul Public Schools task force says the district must work to integrate its schools in order to improve outcomes for students.


    Who's missing from America's colleges? Rural high school graduates

    MPRWhen Dustin Gordon's high school invited juniors and seniors to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities, a handful of students showed up.


    Minneapolis teachers and supporters rally over expired contract

    Star TribuneHundreds of teachers, community members and parents rallied outside Minneapolis Public Schools’ headquarters Tuesday afternoon chanting and carrying signs.


    Education Department says it won't act on transgender student bathroom access

    MPR - Do transgender boys or girls have the right to use the restroom at school that corresponds with their gender identity? The U.S. Education Department said Monday that it won't hear complaints about or take action on this question.


    Strike called off as St. Paul teachers, district reach tentative agreement

    Star TribuneSt. Paul Public Schools and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers reached tentative agreement on new contracts overnight, averting a strike that was scheduled to start Tuesday.


    One by one, teen centers across Twin Cities are shutting down

    Star Tribune - Sam Schultz found a home among the old pool tables and repurposed restaurant booths at the Element, a teen center in Coon Rapids. He remembers decorating a float for the July 4th parade, watching movies on a big screen and planning holiday dance parties with other kids.


    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 2017 - 2018 School Year

    On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 the Minneapolis Youth Congress welcomed in its 2017-18 cohort at its 11th annual Oath of Office held at City Hall. Over 40 youth were sworn in at the ceremony that night, with the help of Judge David Piper and MPS Board of Education Director Don Samuels.

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