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Frames for Change
Approaches for engaging youth in school and community
September 18, 2013
9:00am-5:00pm with reception to follow
In this free, one-day event, presenters shared proven approaches for engaging youth in school and community, including service learning, leadership development, student engagement, youth entrepreneurship, and transition planning. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Martin Brokenleg of Reclaiming Youth International and co-author of Reclaiming Youth At-Risk: Our Hope for the Future, provided a most profound and insightful presentation, Creating a Postitive Youth Culture (see highlights on Twitter #FramesforChange).
This event was geared towards both American Indian and non-Indian leaders, educators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, youth development and community professionals, and others invested in bright futures for youth.
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Thank you to Dr. Martin Brokenleg for a profound and insightful keynote and to the panelists and presenters for sharing their stories and ideas for ways to engage youth in school and community. We hope you found it inspiring and that you made new connections to further your work with Indian and non-Indian youth.
To learn more about presenters and/or sponsors, follow the links below:
- Dr. Martin Brokenleg, Reclaiming Youth International, Circle of Courage
- Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
- American Indian Business Leaders
- National Youth Leadership Council
- Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- Young American Indian Entrepreneur (YAIE), Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- Finding Our Voice: Native Youth Share their Journey (video trailer), Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- Culture-Based Arts Integration: Improving Access, Equity, and Academic Success in Schools Serving Indigenous Learners, Institute on Community Integration and Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota
- Check & Connect, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- Connecting Through Service, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- BE GREAT: Graduate, National Youth Leadership Council
- Guideposts for Success (PDF), National Collaborative on Workforce Development/Youth
We are compiling additional resources mentioned by presenters and participants of the conference. If you presented and/or participated and have resources to share, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Frames for Change blog post by (presenter) Lana Peterson of the National Youth Leadership Council
- Partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools Indian Education and College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota at Anishinabe Academy (see article in UMN College of Education and Human Development Connect magazine, Culture Matters: A professor and a Native educator learn to join standards with tradition)
- Steve Biko: "The most powerful tool that an oppressor has is the mind of the oppressed."
- The Theft of the Spirit: A Journey to Spiritual Healing
Check & Connect Training Scholarship
We were pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to the Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training held September 19-20, 2013 to American Indian youth educators.
Please contact Jean Ness at email@example.com or 612-625-5332 for additional information.
This event was sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), the Corporation for National & Community Service, the National Youth Leadership Council, American Indian Business Leaders, and the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School.