Beverly Cottman tells stories, myths and folktales rooted in African and African-American traditions. Beverly uses storytelling as a powerful tool to transform lives, pass on values, instill pride, evoke self-love and celebrate culture. She developed her expertise as a storyteller during 30 years as an educator in Minneapolis Public Schools and 15 years as a grandmother. Beverly presented this EDTalk on October 28, 2014. Filming and production by CallSign51.
AchieveMpls is a dynamic organization with a dedicated and talented team. We're looking for two new staff members for our STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program, which is considered to be one of the top programs in the country. Learn more!
Fall classes begin August 25! Learn about our AchieveMpls Career & College Centers in MPS high schools, which provide all MPS high school students with the one-to-one support, resources and connections they need to create a solid plan for careers or college.
In partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools, our new STEP-UP Achieve Work Based Learning Program helps MPS high school students integrate career and academic preparation. The program offers a unique blend of work experience and course work that allows students to explore careers, earn money and gain high school credit for work experiences outside of the classroom. For more information, contact Anna Peterson at 612.455.1565.
We're looking for professionals to share their career journeys at our spring MPS Career Fairs! Connecting with high school students about your professional expertise and personal experience is one of the best ways to help them prepare for college, careers and future contributions to our community. Learn more!
STEP-Up Achieve Intern at Clockwork Active Media Systems
"Here at Clockwork I’m a member of a work team. I’m also learning how to build websites, network, and create a brand brief. I’m walking away with this digital resume that my supervisor helped me create!"
08.01.2014 | Posted by LuLu, STEP-UP Achieve Intern
If you have any interest in the medical field, this camp is definitely for you. All of the students who were there actually wanted to be there, so the dynamic of the entire camp was super zealous. The camp was a mixture of students from all around the metro area high schools, brought together because of our similar interests in the medical field.
STEP-UP Achieve Intern at Minneapolis Public Schools
STEP-UP Achieve intern Corrien is one of 80 interns who participated in our first-ever industry-recognized Excel software certification program. “I learned lots of new things and used them right away at my job," she says. "I’m thankful for the opportunity to take the Excel class!”
STEP-UP Achieve Intern at Greater Twin Cities United Way
Mohamed, a 17 year-old Ubah Medical Academy student, is the lucky intern who snagged a coveted IT position at Greater Twin Cities United Way, which is housed in the same building as STEP-UP Founder R.T. Rybak's new office.