In this section you will find archived newsletters and community write-ups on YCB as well as issues and events pertaining to Minneapolis Youth.
CityPages - Amjed Yussuf dashes down Hennepin Avenue, his chest emblazoned with a big yellow circle around a red star.
The conversation on the corner near Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue has happened here over and over again.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Police are bringing back the SafeZone patrol project this summer.
Patrick Henry High School had an estimated 100 black male professionals and 285 male scholars show up to its first ever "100 Black Men Strong" event Friday, Nov. 6. The goal was to engage Henry students with black male mentors from around the Twin Cities representing a countless number of careers.
After the success of a similar event at the school last year held in conjunction with the Minneapolis Public Schools now defunct office of Equity and Diversity, its former head James Burroughs reached out to MPS Black Male Student Achievement coordinator Christopher Flemings and Henry's new principal Yusuf Abdullah to continue the great work of mentoring today's youth.
"Stand out moments to me included seeing men from the community teaching the young men how to tie a tie and having very genuine and organic conversations and connections," said Henry's Northside Achievement Zone academic navigator Tameika Williams. "Some men even pledged to donate and sponsor an athlete at Henry who has been invited to compete for the US overseas."
The purpose was for the mentors and students to establish long-term relationships based on careers and career aspirations. Williams said in the future it may be a good idea to have a daylong retreat allowing the black professionals and scholars more time to engage.