Contact: Matt Lindstrom, 612-673-2148

Fourth annual Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins March 18

Peacemaker award and tool kit for educators and agencies aim to raise awareness on ways to reduce youth violence in Minneapolis

March 1, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week—held March 18-22—is a chance for kids and adults to take part in reducing youth violence in the city. The week is 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 City of Minneapolis, in collaboration with
PeaceMaker Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, and Minneapolis Youth Congress is urging the public and local agencies of all types to participate in Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week. The week’s activities, include:

Youth violence is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Reducing youth violence requires a collaborative approach joining City and State agencies, community-based organizations, and residents toward a common vision. As part of its youth violence prevention efforts, in 2006, the City declared youth violence to be a public health concern and formally launched the "Blueprint for Action" in 2008 with these goals: connect every youth with a trusted adult; intervene at the first sign that youth are at risk for violence; restore youth who have gone down the wrong path; and, unlearn the culture of violence in our community.

For more information about how you can participate in the Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week, PeaceMaker award program tool kit, visit the City of Minneapolis website.

 

 

 

 

 

Published Mar 1, 2013

QUICK LINKS

Home

Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

Accessibility:
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

CONNECT

311 call center

TTY relay service

 

facebook25x25 twitter25x25 youtube25x25 Minneapolis311icon logo tv 14 footer icon image linkedin_32x32




mpls-logo-white120