Youth Violence Prevention in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins April 1st!
On all three levels of prevention, the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) works with its partners—police, schools, parks, county services, community organizations, youth, and more—toward a common goal of reducing violence among young people in Minneapolis.
New initiatives include: replicating the evidence-based Group Violence Intervention strategy; Next Step, a hospital-based youth violence intervention program; and a CDC-funded project addressing shared risk and protective factors between teen dating violence and youth-violence. Policy work, including supporting sensible gun laws, is also an important component of MHD’s efforts.
Learn more about the Minneapolis Blueprint for Action, a community-driven, grassroots response to the issue of youth violence.
Bridges to Manhood Conference
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:00am-2:30pm
The City of Minneapolis Health Department, in partnership with Voices of Effective Change, Inc. is pleased to present the Bridges to Manhood Conference.
Bridges to Manhood is a conference that offers an opportunity across generations and cultural communities for young men (with an emphasis on young men and boys of color) to tell their stories and the stories of others to think about the way society sees them. This event will be MC'd by Reies Romero.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.
All participants will receive a gift bag.
Over $2,000 in door prizes will be given away (including Beats, gift cards to Foot Locker, Target, Chipotle, AMC, Wilson's Barbershop, and more!)
Fathers bring your sons and nephews!
Featuring motivational speaker, Elizer Darris:
Elizer Eugene Darris is a motivational speaker. After being sentenced to natural life in prison as a juvenile and violently struggling for years in adult facilities, he fought to turn his life around. He strives to be impactful and effect change in the world around him. His message is: we are the captains of our ships and the masters of our fate, despite whatever circumstance we may face.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2017