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November 22, 2013 at 04:00pm
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 work 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
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!
The Governor's Office, the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Campus Compact, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, MADD, and Youth in Government. This summit is supported by a strategic partnership that includes Youthprise and youthrive.
To learn more, please visit our website, or contact Brian Hubbard.
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.
November 19, 2013 at 02:33pm
Secure valuable information to help the Cookie Sale Program run smoothly for your troop. All adult members are invited to attend Cookie Training. This training will be especially helpful for Troop Product Sales Managers (aka “Cookie Moms”), Troop Leaders, and Community Product Sales Managers. It’s suggested that at least one adult volunteer from each troop attend the training.
Region 1’s Cookie Sale Training has been set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th at Beltrami Electric (4111 Technology Dr NW, Bemidji, MN). Please allow about two hours for the training, plus additional time for asking questions, networking, and cookie sampling.
November 4, 2013 at 02:58pm
Check out some Fall Product Recipes here:
Recipes include Peanut Butter Bear Banana Bread, Minty Penguin Cupcakes, and more!
*Courtesy of Eastern Missouri
August 28, 2013 at 02:26pm
DEA Red Ribbon Week | October 23-31, 2013
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Girl Scouts as well as Boy Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse. Patches will be given to the first 15,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.
December 13, 2012 at 01:31pm
At our recent cookie trainings, we've been discussing the importance of communicating clearly with the parents in your troop and sharing expectations before the cookie sale begins. I strongly recommend troop leaders or cookie managers share a flyer/letter with each family, outlining the timeline of the cookie sale, describing the troop's goals, giving payment due dates, and explaining the troop's policy for handling unsold cookies that families may have. It will help the parents to have something in writing that they can put on their fridge or near their calendar for reference. When each family has received a clear schedule and directions before the cookie sale begins, you can hold them to those expectations. If each parent has seen in writing that the deadline for returning unsold cookies to the troop is March 1, it is fair if you are not able to accept a return from a family on March 15. As you know, each unsold package takes a bite out of the troop's profits and affects ALL the girls in the troop.
Here is a sample of a parent letter that you can download. It opens as a Microsoft Word document. You can "save as" to your computer and customize with your own troop's goals, schedule, and guidelines. If you're using it after you've already placed the initial order, you can delete those lines and still use it at a family meeting held in January.
Thanks to troop leader Kelly Martin from Hinckley for the template that was my starting point for this letter!
October 2, 2012 at 02:43pm
Read the Lakes & Pines “E-Shopper” for Girl Scout volunteers! News of council shop promotions and timely information regarding Girl Scout merchandise will keep you in the know. October 2012 “E-Shopper” (or http://www.gslakesandpines.org/files/3346.pdf) highlights: What every Girl Scout volunteer needs; What every girl needs; order forms; troop leader t-shirts; Welcome Set special offer; Citizen badges. Enjoy!