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STEP-UP Achieve Partners with Accenture to Train 250 Advanced Interns

AchieveMpls Media Release
Sat February 28, 2015

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.

STEP-UP mock interviewer with a student

STEP-UP Mock Interviews

Mon - Thu   April 13 - 16, 2015 | 4:45-6:15 pm daily

Minneapolis Convention Center- Room 200 | 1301 2nd Ave S | Mpls

Join over 500 professionals from across the Twin Cities for one-on-one interviews with 1,800 youth who are completing their work-readiness training in preparation for summer internships. 

EDTalk presenter Mohamed Farah

New EDTalk Video: Mohamed Farah on Engaging and Empowering Somali Youth

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. 

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STEP-UP Achieve Jobs Program

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!

Washburn High Career Fair

Share Your Career Journey at AchieveMpls Career Fairs!

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!

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FAFSA Workshops for MPS Students and Families

Fri - Wed   February 06 - April 29, 2015

MPS High Schools

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 with family

Shirley Moore - A lifelong philanthropist and legacy donor

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!

Tiffany Enriquez, Career & College Center Coordinator, Roosevelt High School

Introducing Tiffany Enriquez

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!