The City's participation is part of a national public education initiative. Activities and events 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.
Minneapolis will recognize Youth Violence Prevention Week from Sunday, March 31 - Saturday, April 7, 2018. We are currently accepting proposals from youth-centered programs to host an event. Applications can be submitted via email to Erin Sikkink ([email protected]).
The City of Minneapolis recognized Youth Violence Prevention Week from April 1 - April 9, 2017.
View a video capturing all 2017 Youth Violence Prevention week events.
View a photo slideshow from the 2017 Bridges to Manhood Conference.
Below is a schedule of all 2017 YVP Week Activities:
Sunday, April 2
Theater performance, "Wait," and workshop, 3-5pm
Tuesday, April 4
Art is My Weapon, Creatively Addressing Gun Violence, 11am-4:30pm
Picture of the final project:
Open House (dress for working out), 4-8pm
Wednesday, April 5
Girl’s Symposium, 12-3pm
Bridges to Manhood Conference, 8:30am-2:30pm
Friday, April 7
Saturday, April 8
Screening of Moonlight & pizza, 5pm
Sunday, April 9
Hip Hop for Hope (2nd session), 5-9pm
Photos and videos throughout the week were documented by GRACE Media Network:
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Minneapolis Health Department at 612-673-2301 or [email protected]. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Feb 5, 2018