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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 20th we spent a Friday morning learning about how organizations can use data to help improve their programs at our M3 / Continuous Program Improvement Kick-Off event. The morning was full of catching up, laughs, but most importantly information on CPI. We thank everyone that came and look forward to this next year of continuous improvement.
The MINNEAPOLIS YOUTH CONGRESS is currently recruiting new members! We're looking for passionate youth who want to help their community. What is MYC? Who should join? And how do you join? Find the answer to those questions & more by watching the video below. Oh, and spread the word!
The YCB Outreach team went out to Harrison on August 29th, 2019 to host a school supply drive right in time for school. It was a great event that brought the community together and hopefully prepared students for the upcoming school year.
On August 16th, 2019 the YCB & others held a free event in Minneapolis to raise awareness on suicide prevention. There was a live DJ, workshops, and food. We thank everyone that worked on and attended the event.