Join in Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week events June 12-19

June 11, 2021

The City of Minneapolis is participating in Youth Violence Prevention Week. Activities and events June 12 – June 19 will encourage the start of a “Hot Safe Summer” this year. Youth Violence Prevention Week helps call attention to the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this public health epidemic, and promote the positive roles young people and adults can play in making their communities and schools safer.

Youth Violence Prevention Week usually takes place in April, but the City decided to delay scheduling in-person events due to COVID-19.

Schedule of events

  • BBQ & Basketball hosted by Change Starts with Community 
    1-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, June 12-13
    Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Ave., parking lot
  • Community Breakfast hosted by Project Jamar Saving Me
    9:30-11 a.m. Sunday, June 13
    40th and Bryant Ave. North
  • Hope and Healing Fest hosted by Restoration, Inc.
    2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 13
    Sanctuary Church, 710 West Broadway Ave., parking lot
  • Wade In The Water hosted by Voice of Culture
    3 p.m. Sunday, June 13
    Theodore Wirth Park Beach, 3200 Glenwood Ave. N.  
  • Sip & Paint hosted by Webber Camden 
    1-3 p.m. Monday, June 14
    Webber Park, 4300 Webber Parkway
  • BBQ, Interactive Discussion hosted by Doorstep Foundation 
    6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15
    Hope & Healing Counseling Services, 1011 West Broadway Ave.
    Contact The Doorstep Foundation at for an invitation or more information.
  • Juneteenth Events hosted by Voice of Culture
    1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15
    Turning Point Recovery Center, 1500 Golden Valley Road
  • 3v3 Basketball Tournament hosted by Whittier Park
    2-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15
    Whittier Recreation Center, 425 West 26th St.
  • Know Your Rights hosted by Legal Rights Center
    3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16
    Lake Nokomis, 4955 West Lake Nokomis
  • Spoken Word & Art w/food hosted by Me & My Sis-Stirs
    1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16
    Worldwide Outreach for Christ Church, 3808 Chicago Ave. S.
  • 3v3 Basketball Tournament hosted by Webber Camden
    6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 16
    Webber Park, 4300 Webber Parkway
  • Juneteenth hosted by Voice of Culture
    7 p.m. Thursday, June 17
    Hennepin County Libraries, Virtual Event (Register now)
  • Spoken word, Music event hosted by House of Conversion
    12-4 p.m. Friday, June 18
    Powderhorn Park
  • Teen March & Rally hosted by Project Jamar Saving Me
    12-5 p.m. Saturday, June 19
    Webber Park, 4300 Webber Parkway
  • 1 Way Day hosted by The Man Up Club
    2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 19
    1 Way Entertainment Studio, 2954 Rice Street, Roseville

Visit the City website for more information about the City of Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention and its other programs.