March 18 th - 22, 2013
Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week was held March 18-22, 2013 and was part of a national public education initiative featuring activities and events to call attention to the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this public health epidemic, and promote the positive role youth and adults can have in making their communities and schools safer.
The primary goal of Youth Violence Prevention Week was to raise awareness and to engage the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. The City of Minneapolis collaborated with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board's Youth Congress (MYC) and Peacemaker Minnesota in the campaign. Activities and events included:
- Faiths United Against Gun Violence - A coalition of nearly 50 faith-based organizations sponsored the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath the weekend of March 15-17
- Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Toolkit
- City of Minneapolis PeaceMaker Award Contest - Nominate a young person or adult for the award - deadline now extended until April 30, 2013!
Submit your nominations for the PeaceMaker Award Contest online here! Deadline extended to April 30, 2013!
- Learn more about
SPEAK UP! Minneapolis here
. SPEAK UP! is an anonymous tip-line that allows youth from across the city to phone or text reports of potential violence including weapons in schools, parks, libraries or other locations. You can view last year's
SPEAK UP! Youth Poster Contest
to see the winners and how they expressed their hopes for peace!
To receive further information about ongoing efforts related to youth violence prevention from the City of Minneapolis, sign up here!
Last updated May. 1, 2013