YVP week

Youth Violence Prevention Week 2018

The City's participation is part of a national public education initiative. Activities and events call attention to the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this public health epidemic, and promote the positive role youth and adults can play in making their communities and schools safer. Minneapolis will recognize Youth Violence Prevention Week from Sunday, March 31 - Sunday, April 8, 2018. 

Below is a schedule of all 2018 YVP Week Activities:

Saturday, March 31 
Violence Awareness BBQ, 3-5pm 
Shiloh Temple International; 1201 W. Broadway Avenue
Hosted by Mad Dads

Youth with Tech, 10am-2pm
The PLAY; 3300 NE 5th Street NE
Hosted by Pan Asian Community Development

Monday, April 2

Youth Media Force, 5-7pm
Northside YMCA; 1711 W. Broadway Avenue
Hosted by Asian Median Access 

Tuesday, April 3

Blankets against Violence, 5-9pm
Northside YMCA, 1711 W. Broadway Avenue 
Hosted by YMCA of Greater Twin Cities 

Talking Circle 
MCTC; 1501 Hennepin Avenue 
Hosted by Restoration, Inc.   

Youth Training on Historical Trauma, 4-7pm 
UROC; 2001 Plymouth Avenue N. 
Hosted by Irreducible Grace Foundation and ReCAST 

Wednesday, April 4

Girl’s Symposium, 1-3:30pm
North Commons; 1801 North James Avenue
Hosted by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Health Department

Thursday, April 5Bridges to Manhood Event Photo

Bridges to Manhood Conference, 8am-3pm
Minneapolis Community & Technical College; 1501 Hennepin Avenue
Hosted by Minneapolis Health Department and Voices of Effective Change


Friday, April 6
Community Mural Project, 12-4pm
MIWRC; 2300 15th Avenue S. 
Hosted by Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center 

Teen Tournament, 2-6pm 
Whittier Park; 425 W. 26th Street 
Hosted by Whittier Neighborhood Association

Saturday, April 7

YVP Rally 2018, 3-5pm
Capri Theater; 2027 W. Broadway Avenue 
Hosted by Voices of Effective Change and Minneapolis Health Department 

Sunday, April 8
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (and BBQ),
Farview Park; 621 North 29th Avenue
Hosted by Run and Shoot and Mad Dads
Register on site; first come, first serve

Youth Violence Prevention Resources 



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