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Minneapolis Youth Works 

Helps youth and young adults learn academic life and work skills, identify career paths, and achieve meaningful employment.

Please follow the links below to learn more about and apply for these related youth programs.

For more information on Minneapolis Youth Works contact Shavonda Allen, 612-673-6221.

Minneapolis Youth Works Success Story

Minneapolis Youth Works Helps Youth on the Path to Success

Mpls Youth Works Success StoryOlive, a struggling high school student, enrolled in the Minneapolis Youth Works program at East Side Neighborhood Services. With the help of Caryn, a work readiness coordinator, Olive started a twelve week internship at a custom framing shop.

It was Olive’s first job and she felt that it was a great fit for her as she was able to use her creative skills and develop some new skills. On the completion of her internship, the framing company asked Olive to stay on and gave her raise to $9.50 per hour.

Olive said, “The staff of East Side’s youth programs helped me tremendously with my own personal growth, transitioning to getting back into a more traditional school setting, and exploring my future possibilities. I’m very thankful for them.”



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Last updated Sep 21, 2020



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