Over 200 Minneapolis youth from the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program will participate in the first-ever STEP-UP Achieve Professional Development Conference for Advanced Interns in partnership with Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Initiative.
Mohamed Farah is co-founder and Executive Director of Ka-Joog, which enriches the lives of Somali-American youth in Minnesota through mentoring and guidance on education and employment. This month he joined other Minnesota leaders at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to talk about ways to prevent youth from being recruited by international extremist organizations. He received the 2012 City of Minneapolis Youth Leadership Award and FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, and has also testified before the US Senate about Al-Shabaab recruitment and the critical importance of improving opportunities for Somali-American young people. This EDTalk was presented on January 26, 2015. Video by CallSign51.
Help us reach our goal of 800 summer internships for Minneapolis students! STEP-UP Achieve links your company with the next generation of talented workers by providing work-readiness training, hands-on experience, advanced career opportunities and more. Learn how you can become an employer today!
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!
Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one of the most important steps on the path to college – whether that means technical school, community college, or 4-year college or university. We're here to help! Check out this wide variety of FAFSA workshops and personal support available through our Career & College Centers this winter and spring.
Shirley Moore was an educator, caring volunteer, avid traveler, life-long learner and a generous philanthropist who left a legacy of learning in her will. Read her story and learn how you can support AchieveMpls with a planned gift!
Career & College Center Coordinator, Roosevelt High School
How can our community help students? Talk with young people about their future plans! Minneapolis youth are everywhere and they need to know that the greater community cares about their success. Show interest in their future plans and encourage them. Know that our success is linked to their success!
Gaby is a fourth-year student at Augsburg College, where she’s on the Dean’s List, has a full-time internship and is pursuing a degree in social work. But back in high school she couldn't imagine college in her future.