Download Conference Agenda (PDF)Frames for Change: Approaches for engaging youth in school and community. A conference for professionals invested in the development of American-Indian and non-Indian youth. September 18, 2013, 9am-5pm, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.

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.


Download the Frames for Change Conference Agenda (PDF)

Presentation Links

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:

Additional Resources

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

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 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.
Institute on Community Integration   Corporation for National and Community Service   National Youth Leadership Council   American Indian Business Leaders   Fond du Lac Ojibwe School