Youth Coordinating Board celebrates 25 years of supporting community youth

The Youth Coordinating Board (YCB), an umbrella organization that promotes the health, safety and development of Minneapolis children and youths, is celebrating its 25th anniversary at a breakfast event on Jan. 20. The 2010 Call to Action and 25th anniversary event is a recommitment to the fundamental purpose of the YCB and a call for community members to assist. The Call to Action, a report card on how children and young people in Minneapolis are faring will also be presented at this event. The report is a framework for accountability and a measure of progress of our community in caring for our children.

Youth Coordinating Board 2010 Call to Action
th Anniversary Breakfast

7:15 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20
General Mills World Headquarters
1 General Mills Blvd., Golden Valley

The public is invited, and space is limited. Registration and information about the event is available at Featured guests at the breakfast event include members of the Minneapolis Youth Congress, U.N.L. Drill & Dance Performing Arts, Mayor R.T. Rybak, and former mayors Sharon Sayles Belton and Don Fraser. The keynote speaker is Art Rolnick, senior vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

YCB was founded in 1985 in a move that was seen as a national model for cooperative action to support children and youth development. The City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board, the Minneapolis Public Library and the Minneapolis Public Schools pooled their resources and wisdom to create the multi-jurisdictional Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board.

Today, this umbrella organization continues to promote the health, safety, education and development of Minneapolis children and youths through improved coordination, stronger cooperation and collective efforts to identify and remedy conditions that hinder or prevent the community’s young people from becoming healthy, productive members of society.

Jan. 14, 2009

Published Jan 14, 2010