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Jul 04th


Kids Voting Minnesota

Kids Voting MinnesotaEvery election Kids Voting Minneapolis provides an authentic voting experience to Minneapolis K-12 students. Students go to polling places—the same buildings where adults vote—and cast their own ballots that include many of the same offices and issues on which adults are voting. They put their ballot in the box and receive an "I Voted" sticker.

Links Inc. program guides youth to community service

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (The Links) this week launched Links to African American Leadership Experience, a new program providing innovative and engaging leadership development and college preparation curriculum, mentoring, and exposure to academically high performing girls. The new initiative follows last year's suspension of the Links' Debutante Cotillion Program for the 2011-12 school year. According to The Links President, Marcia Norman Murray, when the Debutant Cotillion was suspended, the organization "committed to come back with a new youth program to recognize high achievers. We believe Links to Success will be that program."

College Possible: Bridge to college access and completion

College Possible: Bridge to college access and completionAs students enter a new school year, the nonprofit program College Possible is engaging in another year of helping low-income students earn admission to – and succeed in college.

Good in the ‘Hood serves families in need

Good in the ‘Hood serves families in needGood in the 'Hood, a Minneapolis-based charity and community enablement organization, announced their latest venture with Normandale Community College. The program is called Campus Cupboard and is designed to serve school families in need.

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis host community education forums

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis is hosting two education forums this fall. The first, October 4, is titled Chalk Talk: Teachers Take on Education Policy. Then on October 25 it will host a debate among Minneapolis School Board candidates.

Student stands up against genocide

Student stands up against genocideWorld Without Genocide, a human rights organization located at William Mitchell College of Law, hosted the second annual Summer Institute for high school students from August 14-16 in St. Paul. The three-day program, Children of Genocide: The Holocaust, Rwanda, and Darfur, focused on the children that suffer from genocide – as child soldiers, victims, survivors, and refugees – and the connection between genocide and the prevalence of hate and violence in our communities and around the world.

Back-to School Part III: Busara: Practical Wisdom for Healthy Development

Kids do not go to school just to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. They also go to school to learn how to be socially well by getting along with others. Just think of it. There are a lot of smart people who lose jobs simply because they do not know how to work well with others.

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