The Duluth Youth Summit is an opportunity for youth and adults from across Congressional District 8, to discuss and respond to issues that impact the dropout rate and achievement gap in Minnesota, including bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and crime/safety/gangs.
This summit will be an opportunity for youth and adults to discuss and work side by side to highlight efforts positively responding to the dropout rate and the achievement gap, identify support gaps, and foster action planning. Attendees will be invited back to a statewide summit in the Twin Cities on Friday, June 13th to celebrate their on-going work and to learn from summit participants all across Minnesota.
At the Summit Participants Will:
- Hear from youth and adults experiencing and working on these issues
- Learn more about how bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and crime/safety/gangs influence the high school dropout rates and the achievement gap
- Meet in community based teams to focus on solutions to one or more of the issues addressed
- Screen a film created by the Minnesota Youth Council in partnership with Youthprise and Intermedia Arts that represents an honest portrayal of youth experience with drugs and alcohol in Minnesota
- Share innovative ideas that the Minnesota Youth Council can integrate into their work with the Minnesota Legislature, the Minnesota Department of Education, and through their philanthropic work with Youthprise
Who should attend:
Youth, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, Educators, Out of School Time Providers, Parents, Elected Officials, etc. This summit is to bring together stakeholders from all across Congressional District 8. If you are not sure which Congressional District you represent, learn more here.
Saturday, November 23rd, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Lake Superior College, Duluth. Free food will be provided!
Space is limited so please register early, and share with your network. Please register by November 19th.
The Governor’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Campus Compact, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, MADD, State Farm, Teenwise and Youth in Government. This summit is supported by a strategic partnership that includes Youthprise and youthrive.
This summit is part of a larger effort by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth to support Summits throughout Minnesota focused on raising awareness and finding solutions to dropout issues and the achievement gap. Two Alliance initiatives, GradMinnesota and the Minnesota Youth Council, will engage various partners locally and statewide. GradMinnesota is collaborative effort of the GradNation campaign led by America’s Promise Alliance, an initiative aiming to end the nation’s dropout crisis by 2020.