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Cultural Resilience: A framework for promoting assets

October 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall and online by webinar
Free, but registration is required

To fully address youth's learning and gaps in academic performance, we need to redefine educational excellence in a global society. Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz will share a framework for creating a rigorous inclusive environment with a diverse community. Learn more.

Annual Youth Program Quality Conference

September 19, 2014

The Annual Youth Program Quality conference has picked up and moved to early this fall and gained new partners who are "ignited" in their support of continuous quality Improvement in Minnesota's Youth Programs. Hold the date on your calendars and look for details later this month.

What does children's mental health have to do with social and emotional learning? How can we draw connections between these two areas of work so that children learn better and are healthier?

Learn more and join the Youth Development Insight blog conversation

National Institute on Out-of-School Time on behalf of the Robert Bowne Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. research grants.  With generous funding from the Robert Bowne Foundation, there are new funding guidelines. Download the application and RFP.

The application deadline is Nov. 14.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact
Sara Hill or call 917 418-3780.

Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 (includes morning coffee and box lunch)

Youth Participatory Evaluation - Letting Youth Create Knowledge
Deborah Moore, Youth Work Learning Lab at the School of Social Work
Aug. 21, 2014

Youth Program Quality "101"
Deborah Moore, Youth Work Learning Lab at the School of Social Work
Aug. 22, 2014

Annual Youth Program Quality Conference
Sept. 19-Registration coming soon.

Cultural Resilience: A framework for promoting assets
October 2, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall and online by webinar
Free, but registration is required

Cultural Resilience: How to find the brilliance in our youth
Oct. 3, 2014, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Cost: $25

Youth Work Matters Online
Introductory week: Jan. 12-18, 2015
Course content: Jan. 19 - Feb. 15, 2015
Live webinars: Dates TBD
Cost: $100 
Organizations that register five or more people for this course at the same time may receive a group discount of 25%. Contact the course facilitator for the promotion code to be applied at group registration.

Children's Learning Academy is looking for individuals with experience working with children: toddlers (16 months) to school-age (8th graders). This is a temporary position through Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships.

Hourly rate: $11.50/hour
Duration: Sept. 2014-June 2015 (applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Job duties:

  • To be actively engaged with children's learning and activities.
  • Provide a structured environment with academic focus to promote learning.
  • Provide and ensure the safety of children and staff.
  • Provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for parents and families.
  • Maintain accurate child check-in/out system with parents/guardians.

  • Age 18 or older
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience working with children ages toddler (16 months) to school-age (8th graders) in a structured school or childcare setting
  • Complete all required new hire paperwork (including background check) and media release.
  • Complete mandatory in-person orientation and training
  • Preferred certification in infant/child CPR and first aid training
  • Preferred experience with lesson planning, special needs students, and students with behavioral concerns

Contact Colleen Mackey for more information.

Minnesota Alliance With Youth is looking for energetic and passionate individuals to join the team and accepting applications for the following positions:

Dates & locations:
Sept. 22 - Cloquet
Oct. 20 - Maple Grove

Standard registration- $100 ($50 savings from 2013)
Student/AmeriCorps -$60 ($15 savings from 2013)

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