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Updated Minneapolis Youth Congress Page

The work that the Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) does makes us extremely proud. We want to make sure the work that they do is captured & highlighted so we've redesigned the MYC page to help us do that.

  • We've streamlined the page to make it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. 
  • We've put the most relevant updates up front. Now you can quickly catch up on MYC news even if you're just dropping by. 
  • We've built out a JOIN MYC PAGE so people can better understand our recruitment process & timeline. 
  • We now have a MYC ARCHIVE PAGE so people can review the work MYC has previously done. 

Thanks to all those that have supported MYC over all these years! We're very excited about 2020! 


Register For Upcoming M3 Huddle

High-quality afterschool experiences play an important role in supporting Minneapolis youth to recognize and achieve their greatest potential. That’s why we are committed to supporting a continuous program improvement (CPI) cycle using M3 (Making Meaning with Multiple Data Sets). Participation in the CPI Cycle can help your organization use data to strengthen and improve your program – leading to better outcomes and experiences for youth. The M3 Huddle is a day-long session led by certified facilitators that brings together program teams to think about data. 

We are hosting 2 FREE sessions:

  • Friday 1/24 at Sumner Library
  • Friday 1/31 at Sumner Library

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE! 

To Eventbrite Page


Updated Youth Master Plan Page

The YOUTH MASTER PLAN PAGE has been updated and a navigation button has been added to the top of the website. You can now download PDF versions of the Executive Summary and Part 1 of the Youth Master Plan: Identifying The Issues. The Youth Master Plan page will continuously be improved and updated as new developments occur. We thank everyone that has helped with the Youth Master Plan in 2019 and we look forward to completing the report in 2020. 

For now, head over to the YOUTH MASTER PLAN PAGE to get a more in-depth look. Currently, pages for the 6 priorities are being built so that readers can gain an understanding without having to read the entire report. 


DOWNLOAD THE YOUTH MASTER PLAN & EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Initial Youth Investment Task Force Meeting

The Youth Investment Task Force — a coalition of the public, private, and civic sectors — held their initial meeting. Their aim is to better fund out of school time programming. The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Youth Congress both were a part of this meeting. We hope to develop a strong plan that will serve youth & families in our city. 

Thanks to MAYOR JACOB FREY'S OFFICE for providing these photos. 


MYC Oath of Office 2019-20

The Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC) has been one of the most important youth organizations for handful of years. They help with all sorts of initiatives around the city and we recently welcomed the class of 2019-20 with a special celebration. We invited a handful of special guests to speak about the importance of having a youth voice & presence in the community, welcomed family members to celebrate, and brought together youth supporters to fill City Hall with love. You'll find a full photo gallery of the 2019-20 Oath of Office celebration to the left. 


A SUPER November Hawthorne Huddle

The Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) works with the HAWTHORNE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (HNC) to put on a monthly neighborhood meeting called the Hawthorne Huddle. Every month we invite different speakers to talk about topics important to the community. The November gathering was a SUPER-Huddle because both superintendent Al Bangoura & Ed Graff of the MINNEAPOLIS PARK & RECREATION BOARD & MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, respectively, came to share their vision. To the right you will see the photos we snapped of that wonderful morning. The conversation was also recorded as a podcast and we'll have that for once it's produced. If you would like to attend a future Hawthorne Huddle please reach out to Min.Lee@MinneapolisMN.gov. 


Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove - Meet A Youth Worker

The Minneapolis Afterschool Network highlights different youth workers within our community and today we introduce you to Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove of the Plymouth Christian Youth Center. Jaleeza's intelligent & kind approach to her craft shows in this video. We are all better because Jaleeza is a part of our community, so please remember the thank her and other workers like her.


Meet The Community Outreach Team

The COMMUNITY OUTREACH TEAM does incredible work everyday and does not get enough credit. We are hoping to document their work more closely in 2020. For now, please get to know some of our Outreach Team members by viewing their new profile cards and seeing them in action in these photos.

If you see us in our yellow You^th Are Here shirts in your community please don't hesitate to say hi. Our job is to make everyone feel valuable, to bring people together, and to connect with people.