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Teen Programs

06/15/2017, 12:00am CDT
By Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Youthline engages youth ages 12-16 in positive leadership experiences and recreational activities while connecting them to adult mentors in the parks.

Teen Teamworks is a summer employment and educational program for youth ages 14-18.

Nite Owlz provides extended teen programming at various recreation centers from 8-11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Activities may include open gym, cooking, computer labs and more. Contact a neighborhood recreation center for details.

IDEAWERKS is for youth ages 12-18 to learn multimedia production; record audio and video information on a digital media workstation; study music basics and computer software to create music tracks and videos; and produce and record individual multimedia projects.  

YWCA Girls RAP Program

03/30/2016, 12:00am CDT

Are you looking for a girl’s only environment, where you can be yourself?

Join Girls RAP (Resolution and Prevention), a program that offers girls new skills and experiences that help them build positive relationships with peers and adults. Girls RAP is a place where girls can talk about their issues and learn about resources which empower them to be independent and informed members of their community.

The Girls RAP program is located at the Downtown YWCA of Minneapolis at 1130 Nicollet Avenue.

For more information contact Program Coordinator La’Kisha Hollmon-Griffin at 612-215-4123 or

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

06/15/2015, 10:30am CDT
By Sandy Brady


Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is expanding their College and Career Navigation Services at metro area colleges! 


To assist prospective students we are offering a new six-week College Preparation Course that starts on June 29th.  This course meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at our Sons of Norway location in Minneapolis. 

Course topics include:

  • Navigating financial aid and other resources
  •   College culture and tours
  • College and program options
  • College enrollment process
  • Study skills and time management strategies
  • Career planning and job search techniques
  • Guest speakers

Please help us share this exciting opportunity with your participants.  Interested individuals can contact me, Sandy Brady, at 651-379-5837   



06/15/2015, 10:15am CDT
By Hired - Evita Ellis

HIRED offers youth ages 14-24 year around Employment and Training opportunities. HIRED’s Minneapolis program is a WIOA program funded by the City of Minneapolis. Our core services are Basic Skills Assistance, Work Readiness training, Occupational skills training, Leadership development opportunities, Positive work experience, assistance in obtaining a GED or Diploma, Supportive services, Development of career goals, Exploration of post-secondary options, and Financial literacy services. Participants work one on one with a HIRED counselor to help them navigate the success of their personalized plans.

Cookie Cart

06/05/2015, 2:00pm CDT
By Cookie Cart

Cookie Cart provides teens 15 – 18 (9th-12th grade) with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.  Combining hands-on work experience, classroom work readiness training, formal customer service education, skills certification and financial literacy classes, Cookie Cart helps teens develop the foundational tools they need to become successful, self-reliant adults.

Cookie Cart will be hiring all fall and winter. Youth hours vary, but most work shifts during the school year are Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. For more information call 612-521-0855 or visit

Location: 1119 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis MN, 55411