April 7-13, 2014
Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week will be held April 7-13, 2014 and is part of a national public education initiative. Activities and events planned will 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 play in making their communities and schools safer.
The City of Minneapolis is again collaborating with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board's Youth Congress (MYC) and PeaceMaker Minnesota in the campaign.
Tuesday, April 8, 6:00PM-8:00 PM
Youth Violence Presentation and Panel Discussion at the North Regional Library, 1315 Lowy Ave N. (map). The City of Minneapolis Health Department invites you to a presentation from Sam Simmons of the Family Partnership on the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study and the impact of historical trauma. A variety of service providers and youth will be on the panel. The event is free and open to the public
Wednesday, April 9, 4:30PM-6:30 PM
The PeaceMaker Award Ceremony is a joint effort of the Minneapolis Health Department, Minneapolis Public Schools and PeaceMaker Minnesota. Its focus is to recognize youth and adults working to promote peace and safety in their school community. This year we received 11 great nominations. We will be recognizing everyone's great work at the PeaceMaker Award Ceremony, to be held at the John B. Davis Education and Service Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave (map). Four nominees were chosen to receive the actual award and a total of $875 will be awarded to their schools to use toward the program area of the awardee. Please join us as we recognize some of the wonderful people working to promote peace and safety for youth in Minneapolis!
Learn more about SPEAK UP! Minneapolis here . The Minneapolis Health Department and Minneapolis Public Schools partner with SPEAK UP!, an anonymous tip-line allowing youth from across the city to phone or text reports of potential violence, including weapons, in schools, parks, libraries or other locations. This year SPEAK UP! chose Minneapolis as a focus city. Minneapolis will have several billboard and bus/train advertisements up throughout the city. In addition, schools will receive posters and other materials about SPEAK UP!
Last updated Apr. 11, 2014