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Blueprint Approved Institute 2018

The Summer Cohort is a group of community-based agencies who have attended 5+ BPAI Public Spring Trainings in 2018. This competitive opportunity is for a $6,000 grant for the months of June-October for further training (including the full Beyond The Bell® curriculum) and Youth Violence Prevention programming. 

10 free, public classes (community trainings) offered on Thursdays in February-May followed by a Summer Cohort. Eligible agencies are as follows. 



Public Trainings are intended for small community-based agencies in Minneapolis, but all are open to the public. 
Register on Eventbrite quickly, as space is limited! See below for a full schedule and Eventbrite links.

Pubilc Trainings are 1-4pm on Thursdays, February 22 - May 3.
See below for full schedule.
Summer Cohort goes from June-October. 


University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), Room 107
2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Blueprint Approved Institute 2018 Training Schedule 

 February 22

Exploring youth violence prevention through a public health lens
Introduce the public health lens on YVP and share MHD’s wide array of programming. Feature about BPAI 2018 Cohort. 


March 1

Immigrants of Many Lands: Latinx, Asian & African Immigrant Voices
Learn from leaders in the Latinx, Asian and African immigrant communities about how their stories are similar and different, and what we can do when working with youth and families across many different cultural, immigrant and global contexts.


March 8
Historical Trauma in African American and Native Communities
Learn from leaders in African American and Native communities about how an understanding of our nation’s historical trauma helps us move forward in healing, community and youth work.

Watch a video of this training

March 15
Adolescent Brain Development

How can our work with youth be informed and impacted by a deeper understanding of brain development science? And how do lead and nutrition factor into adolescent brain development? 

Watch a video of this training. 

March 22

Housing & Sex Trafficking 
What is changing for young people who are housing-insecure or homeless? How can our programs best support them? And how does this issue intersect critically with sex trafficking? What is being done to support young people dealing with either/both issues? 

Watch a video of this training. 

March 29

Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System
Gain a better understanding of what happens for young people throughout juvenile justice system involvement, from law enforcement encounter through county involvement. Hear from representatives from MPD’s Diversion Program, Restorative Justice Community Action, Hennepin County Diversion, and Juvenile Probation. 

Watch a video of this training.

April 12

Trans and LGBTQIA+ Youth 
What language, policies and practices can we learn and adopt to support our Trans, Non-Binary and other LGBTQIA+ youth? Special focus on young queer people of color.  

Watch a video of this training.

April 19 

Social Justice Theater as a Youth Empowerment Method
In this session we learn from a youth-led collaborative that uses social justice theater as a tool to engage with each other and foster voice and activism. They will lead activities to create space, build community, and have fun. This session is led by Jan Mandell with Central Touring Theater, and youth of color from the Irreducible Grace Foundation.

Watch a video of this training.

April 26

Teen Dating Violence
This session will address the scope of teen dating violence/adolescent relationship abuse and the impact it has on young people’s health and well-being. A free, evidence-based screening tool will be provided to facilitate conversations around dating violence with youth. 

Watch a video of this training. 

May 3 

Social Justice and Youth Workers
This session will explore a social justice framework for Youth Work professionals and how they can act as agents of change.  

Watch a video of this training

Last updated Jun 12, 2018



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