Apply NOW for Minneapolis Summer Step Up Jobs


Eligible Minneapolis youths ages 14-21 who are interested in participating in the 2016 STEP-UP class have until Feb. 5, 2016, to complete an application online.

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Mpls Teens: Sign Up for STEP-UP Before Feb. 21


Internships are generally 20-40 hours per week for 6-10 weeks from mid-June to August. Minneapolis youths ages 14-21 can apply for a summer internship with STEP-UP until Feb. 21, 2014.

33+ Suggestions for Action After Zimmerman Verdict


FROM DENISEMPLS: I’ve been angry, heart-broken, and silent since the not guilty verdict was announced July 13. Frustration without action is dangerous. Finally, this Jamie Utt’s Change from Within blog offers actions all of us can take to move past our grief, and to do our part to create a society that values people of all colors.

Change From Within

In the days since George Zimmerman’s acquittal was announced, I have been at a loss for words.  And perhaps that’s good.  I have shared a lot of other people’s words, most of them feminist activists of Color, and in this time, perhaps those are the voices that most need to be heard.  There is not much I can say right now, nor is there much I should say.  Now is the time for people like me – people of race, class, and gender privilege – to listen.

As we listen and reflect, though, it is important that we are not simply get stuck in despair and inaction.  Collection action toward justice is truly the only thing that will ensure the travesty of the death of Travon Martin (and the injustice in our “justice” system that it represents) is not lost or forgotten.

And so, in the midst of my…

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Back-To-School Advice For Teens, Part 2


Here are more responses from adults to the question: “If I knew then what I know now … What advice would you give to a middle school kid about life, education or career?”

Back-To-School Advice For Teens, Part 1


Now a new school year is beginning. Here is some more wisdom from professionals working in all types of jobs about choosing a career and the value of education.