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The NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship, previously known as the Minnesota Walkabout Fellowship, is not a typical class or workshop series. The purpose of the Fellowship is to engage a cohort of experienced youth work practitioners in exploration, reflection, and study to generate more wisdom, language, and leadership in the field of youth work in Minnesota.

Fellows in the 2014-15 cohort will examine rights-based approaches to youth work in Minnesota's past as well as the possible impact of using this approach on current youth work practice. Each of the fellows will frame an inquiry question and spend the year reviewing relevant research and writings; tapping the local wisdom of their professional network; engaging in conversation with local and national leaders in the field; and writing a position paper that will inform systems development and field advancement in Minnesota.

Learn more about the fellowship and download the application. The Fellowship requirements are listed in the Overview document, and include consistent participation, monthly meetings, outside readings, and producing a position paper for publication. There is no cost to you or your organization for the Fellowship, and Fellows will receive a $500 stipend, two University credits (tuition fees apply), books and materials, and extensive contact with local and national field leaders.

The application deadline is July 18, 2014. For questions or more information on the NorthStar Fellowship, contact Sheila Oehrlein at 651-582-8448.

The 2014-15 Fellowship is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and Youthprise.

Engaging Youth in Pop Culture and Renewal, Resilience, and Self Care in the Face of Stress and Trauma

  • Tuesday, July 22
  • 9 a.m. - 12Noon
  • $40 for non-YIPA members; FREE for YIPA members and Youthprise Grantees
  • CEU's available
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $45 for individuals and are as little as $200 for organizations.
  • TIES Building in Falcon Heights (at the intersection of Snelling and Larpenteur Avenue) in the Grand Hall

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

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

New Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota Training: The Impact Exchange

The Impact Exchange seeks to create a safe space for an intentional conversation within the mentoring and youth development community about the issues of race, class, and privilege. This is a complex and multi-faceted conversation, but our hope is that by gathering each month and exploring one issue pertaining to race class and privilege in-depth, we will not only engage in critical conversations, but uncover workable solutions for facilitating effective youth-adult relationships.

Date: Second Wednesday of every month beginning May 14, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Banks Building, 615 First Ave. NE, first floor board room, Minneapolis
Cost: $10 per session OR $60 for the full series of eight sessions. Free parking.

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