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    2018 Teen Job & Opportunity Fair

    On April 21, 2018 the Minneapolis Youth Congress held its annual Teen Job & Opportunity Fair. Nearly 200 youth from around the city came out to Minneapolis Central Library to engage in interactive workshops, resume building and one on one conversations with potential employers. Organizations in attendance included Lunds/Byerly's, Sears, Home Depot, T.J. Maxx, Cookie Cart and the YMCA. The Teen Fair was produced by the Minneapolis Youth Congress, and Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development, Hennepin County Library, AchieveMpls, and the Minneapolis WorkForce Centers.

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    Star Tribune - A majority of Minnesotans support stricter gun laws in the United States, including wide backing for a ban on military-style rifles and for raising the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.

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    Savage Middle-Schooler Brings Community Together to Help Others

    KSTP - A middle school student from Savage loves to give back to his community, but his passion is having an impact on the entire city.

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    St. Paul's underfunded after-school programs raise equity questions

    Star Tribune - Cecilia Rodriguez used to turn bright red every time she had to talk to someone.

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    Meet the students who dreamed up Friday's National School Walkout

    MPR - When Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, heard that 17 high school students and educators had been killed in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., she says she felt numb.

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    Class combats cyber crime by promoting ethical hacking skills

    MPR - In a long narrow room with rows of computer screens on tables, 16 students hunch over keyboards on tables or in their laps.

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    MN students near top on national test. Breaking results down by race tells another story.

    Pioneer Press - Minnesota continues to have among the nation’s best scores on a biennial assessment of students’ math and reading skills, but large gaps remain between students of color and their white classmates.

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    X Games to stay in Mpls. 2 more years

    KARE 11 - The extreme sports competition known worldwide as the X Games has apparently found a home in Minneapolis.

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    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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