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Minneapolis Youth Council

The next Youth Council Meeting will be held:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:30 a.m.
American Indian OIC
1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404


The Minneapolis Youth Council is a multijurisdictional advisory policy group that has been designated to focus on the local youth workforce system on behalf of the local Minneapolis Workforce Council. The Youth Council is instrumental in the design, development, and provision of services to help youth achieve successful transitions to further education and employment.

Minneapolis Youth Council Members

Tyler Olson-Chair
Social Media Consultants

Mary S. Abrahamson
Information and Website Coordinator
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Blaine Turnbull
Program Manager
The Link-Juvenile Supervision Center

Laura Beeth
System Director, Talent Acquisition
Fairview Health Services

Catherine Smith Edlund
Business & Community Liaison
Hubert Humphrey Job Corps

Phillip Gray
Dean of Students
Paladin Academy

Sowda Ahmed
Student, University of Minnesota

Wendie Palazzo
Director, Career & Technical Education Minneapolis Public Schools

Harvey Rucker
Community Representative

Linda Tkaczik
Project Coordinator
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Dorothy Heidelberger
Career Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Minnesota Workforce Center

Ann DeGroot
Executive Director
Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board 

Ashley Yang
Minneapolis Public Schools

Michele Durkin
Director Talent Acquisition HR
Thrivent Financial




Last updated Feb 24, 2015