Activities and Events
Since 2013, GradMinnesota has partnered with key stakeholders in Minnesota to convene local and statewide summits. The events bring together youth, educators, community members and leaders, and policy makers to discuss the issues most affecting you and develop strategies for action.
be@school 2017 Two-Part Conference Series
Part One: School Engagement Voices from the Native American Community
This two-part series will highlight community based work on school engagement through a cultural lens. Part One will highlight programs in the Native American community. Keynote Presentation by Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig
August 9th, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:30pm at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota
No cost to attend. Lunch and CEUs will be provided.
GradMinnesota is a proud sponsor of the be@school Conference.
PAST ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND CONTENT
June 15, 2017: Feature Topic: GradMinnesota Recommendation #3 Increase Mentoring Throughout the State
- Meeting Minutes
- BBBS of Central MN College & Career Readiness Activities
- Big Brother Big Sisters Powerpoint presentation
- MYC Omnibus Bill Summary
April 20, 2017: Feature Topic: GradMinnesota Recommendation #1 Ensure Quality Data is Available and Used to Effectively Target Supports for Students
February 9, 2017: Feature Topic: GradMinnesota Recommendation #5 Replace Exclusionary Discipline Policies and Practices with More Effective Alternatives
November 17, 2016
- Presentations by: We Want You Back (Minneapolis Public Schools) and GradNation Communities in Minnesota
- GradMinnesota May 2017 E-Newsletter
- GradMinnesota June 2017 E-Newsletter
- GradMinnesota July 2017 E-Newsletter
For more information on the subcommittees, or to become involved, please contact the appropriate co-chair:
Steering Committee: Contact Sarah Dixon, Minnesota Alliance With Youth
Strategy Committee: Contact Cammy Lehr, Minnesota Alliance With Youth
- Legislative Advocacy Subcommitee Co-Chairs: Kori Redepenning, Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Mai-Ahn Kapanke, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
- Communication Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Kate Suchomel, Minnesota Alliance With Youth and TBA
- Resource Library Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Cammy Lehr, Minnesota Alliance With Youth and TBA
- Collective Impact Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Sarah Dixon, Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Roberto Reyes, Minnesota Department of Education
At the Promise Fellow Midyear Retreat in February 2016, GradMinnesota presented information on four Priority Recommendations (using data, providing a multi-tiered system of supports, mentoring, and replacing exclusionary discipline practices). Participants were invited to provide examples of best practices related to the recommendations on “Bright Spot” cards. This list is intended to be a resource for individuals interested in finding out more about these strategies for engaging young people in school and keeping them on the path to graduation and postsecondary success. Click here to see the Bright Spots List.
2014 Statewide Summit
On Friday, June 13th, over 200 youth and adults from across Minnesota gathered at Hamline University for the Statewide Summit: Ignite Youth Voice for Change. Supported by a strategic partnership with Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Minnesota Youth Council, youthrive and Youthprise, as well as State Farm, the event was a culmination of eight district summits during 2013 and 2014. Ignite Youth Voice For Change brought together youth, community leaders, elected officials, nonprofits and Minnesota Youth Council members to share youth perspective, mobilize youth voice, celebrate ongoing work, hear from experts and gain new skills.
Check out this clip from “A Summit of Experts: Generating Solutions to Address Dropout and the Achievement Gap,” at Hamline University on Dec. 10, 2013.
Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, America’s Promise Alliance and State Farm for their support of this initiative!