We Want You Back

Inviting un-enrolled youth back to school

Evaluation Questionnaire

Fill out this survey if you participated in the 2011 We Want You Back Day of Doorknocking event. Thank you!


Saturday, September 10, 2011
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Headquarters
2117 West River Road North 55411

11:30am – 12:30pm
Registration & lunch (no cost)

12:30pm – 1pm
Volunteer training (required)

Photo by Bfresh

1pm – 2pm
Performance & Rally for Young People with Chaka Mkali

Chaka Mkali, also known as I Self Devine, has released 10
albums of politically conscious, socially aware music capable
of moving the crowd, uplifting the spirit and sustaining the
movement. Chaka is a musician, MC, community organizer,
racial justice trainer, graffiti artist and muralist,
and program coordinator and director of organizing and
community building at Hope Community in Minneapolis.
I Self Devine is part of the Atlanta and Twin Cities underground Hip Hop
community as ½ of the duo Micranots, ½ of Semi Official, ¼ of the Dynospectrum, and a soloist.

2pm – 4pm
Outreach! Volunteers walk together, knock on doors across the city, and talk to young people with helpful information.

4pm
Return to Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Headquarters; turn in materials, fill out evaluation -- THANK YOU!!

100 students in one day! We can do it again!
Join the young people of Minneapolis, your neighbors, schools, and key community partners for another high-energy day of inspiration, outreach, information, and resources.

We Want You Back Day of Action is a grass-roots, citywide effort to identify, connect
with, and invite un-enrolled young people to "come home to Minneapolis" to complete
high school credits and graduate.

Hundreds of volunteers will be walking together, distributing information, and talking
with young people across Minneapolis about re-enrolling in a program or school that fits
best for them.

Last year, 100 signed up on the spot to talk with Minneapolis school staff about getting
on a path to finish their diploma. We can do it again! Join the team!

"I finished my high school diploma through We Want You Back at Minneapolis Public Schools. Now I can start the culinary program at St. Paul College." Joseph Larson Fine, 2011

2011 Graduation Party

2010 Day of Action

We Want You Back Kick Off Group Shot
Congressman Keith Ellison
We Want You Back Kick Off Trio Shot