Minnesota Women’s Press 2023 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

Trainings, camps, internships, and earn-and-learn options

Summer Programs for Kids

The Loft’s Young Writer’s Program (Loft Literary Center)
Creative writing classes for youth ages 6-17 taught by award-winning and published authors. loft@loft.org612-215-2575

One Heartland (Camp Heartland/Camp True Colors)
Camps for LGBTQ+ youth and youth affected by HIV/AIDS, ages 7-17. Financial/transportation assistance available. camp@oneheartland.org888-216-2028

Camp Fire Minnesota
Camp Fire Minnesota’s day and resident summer camps include classic activities like archery, swimming, climbing, and canoeing! info@campfiremn.org952-235-7284

YMCA of the North
Summer opportunities at the YMCA are endless! Visit our website for available programs. 612-230-9622

Tamahay Camp for Girls
Tamahay is a technology free, outdoor learning environment where self-confidence is gained through activity. info@tamahay.com218-652-3033

Camp Foley
Camp Foley is a co-ed overnight summer camp in Minnesota that offers over 30 activities. fun@campfoley.com, 218-543-6161

Adventures in Cardboard
Build arms and armor, battle on trails as you seek out magical relics of power! contact@adventuresincardboard.com

Franconia Sculpture Park
Safe, fun, and inspiring space for youth to create, engage, and explore, focused on sculpture and contemporary art. info@franconia.org651-257-6668

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS)
Interested in becoming a youth sports official in basketball, baseball, and football? Check out MYAS! carolyn@myas.org763-746-1715

Creative Early Learning Center
Early childhood education & childcare services, infants – 10 years. A non-religious outreach ministry of Richfield Lutheran Church. Highest Parent Aware Rating. Creative. Inclusive. Caring. info@celcmn.org, 612-861-4303


Camp Invention
Camp Invention® is bringing new, imaginative experiences for grades K-6! Register for the all-new program, Wonder, at invent.org/local or 800-968-4332. Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25! info@celcmn.org, 800-968-4332

University of MN Youth Programs
Come along with YP for a summer of full-day, in-person programming. ypsummer@umn.edu, 612-625-2242

Summer at Blake
Summer at Blake provides an array of experiences that help students continue to grow as scholars, artists, and individuals. summer@blakeschool.org, 952-988-3463

Zenon Dance School
Zenon’s youth program offers dance classes in downtown Minneapolis for ages 3-14 designed to build confidence, explore creatively, and learn movement skills! info@zenondance.org, 612-338-1101

Backyard Camp! Hosted by OYNA Wellness through Play
Our entirely outdoor specialty camp where 4-11 year olds to choose their own adventures while being physically active, spending time with nature, and unplugging from technology. Seniz@OYNAtoday.com, 612-470-4744

Spark-Y: Youth Action Labs
Spark-Y empowers youth through STEAM-focused, paid internships and hands-on education rooted in sustainability and entrepreneurship. info@spark-y.org

Saint Paul Urban Tennis
Kids learn or improve tennis skills in a fun, friendly, community environment—with SPUT SPIRIT life skills built into lessons! admin@urbantennis.org, 651-222-2879

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
Four day camps July 17-21 in Minneapolis for beginning to advanced strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion students. Scholarship available. mail@gtcys.org, 651-602-6800

Circus Juventas
Inspiring artistry and self-confidence through a multicultural circus arts experience. summercamp@circusjuventas.org, 651-699-8229

Derve Swanson – Kayak Guide
Paddle the Apple River in Wisconsin this summer. $55 per person, with guide and equipment provided. derveswanson@gmail.com, 952-254-0997

MacPhail Center for Music; Music Summer Camps
MacPhail summer music camps blend high-quality instruction from experienced, professional teaching artists with the fun and excitement of making music. Contact@macphail.org, 612-321-0100

Perpich Center for Arts Education
Offering a robust academic program with an emphasis in the arts including dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater and visual arts. admissions@pcae.k12.mn.us, 763-279-4195

Concordia Language Villages
Bringing language to life with youth & family programs for young learners ages 2 to 18 and family members of all ages. clv@cord.edu, 218-586-8600 – (Adult & Family Registration); 218-299-3699 – (Youth Registration)

Children & Nature Network
Join a community of leaders working at the intersection of outdoor equity, environmental activism and climate justice. Develop your leadership skills, build your network and access training and resources. info@childrenandnature.org, 612-351-2723

ArtStart Youth Art Camps
ArtStart presents a multicultural, interdisciplinary view of the world through art classes and special programs focusing on the connection between humans and their environment. cindy@artstart.org, 651-698-2787

Midwest Karate Kids
We teach non-contact, traditional Japanese karate to folks aged 6 and up and run karate summer camps for kids. shotokankaratemn@gmail.com; midwestkaratekids@gmail.com, 612-870-1795

Augsburg Women’s Soccer Youth Camps
The Augsburg University women’s soccer program will host a series of camps this fall and winter at Edor Nelson Field for boys and girls ages 6-12. navarre@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1623

Camp Pillsbury
Camp Pillsbury caters to campers from 6-17 years old. Campers design their own unique schedule. camppillsbury@gmail.com, 507-214-2200

Dream of Wild Health: Native Youth Education & Leadership
Culturally-based lessons for Native American youth (ages 8-18) including: regenerative gardening, nutrition, indigenous food sovereignty, cultural traditions, language, and leadership. matthew@dreamofwildhealth.org, 612-874-4200

People Camp
A unique, one-week, intergenerational community living experience run by FNVW. Recreation, connection, social justice workshops, activities for youth and more. August 6-12. info@fnvw.org, 651-917-0383

Camp themes include art and science, hands on art history, comics and animation, and more! info@articulture.org, 612-729-5151

Year round adventure is waiting for you at Trollhaugen! Winter | Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing. Summer | Zip Line Tours, Challenge Course, Team Building. info@trollhaugen.com, 715-755-2955

Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
Foci MCGA offers youth glass camps (ages 9-17) and adult classes to learn glassblowing, kilnworking, stained glass, flameworking, and more! contact@mnglassart.org, 612-759-8476

Studio Seven
Fine art program for children ages 7-18. Instruction includes renaissance studio techniques, outdoor landscape compositions, still life and figure studies. kahlowcurtis@gmail.com

Workforce, Scholarships, Internship Opportunities

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest is an educational institute dedicated to developing professional tradespeople, advancing their skills, and certifying their qualifications in the Upper Midwest. careerpath@ftium.edu651-379-9600

Sundance Family Foundation
No college right now? No problem! Explore career pathways at EarnandLearnMN.orginfo@sundancefamilyfoundation.org, 612-822-8580

30,000 Feet
30k provides creative learning experiences ranging from literacy support arts exploration and tech career development. Transportation and stipends provided! Serving grades k-3 summer camp and 9-12th grade for job opportunities.  info@30kft.art, 651-210-3454


Vote Run Lead
Vote Run Lead trains women to run for office and win! Join us to unleash the political power of women. eunice@voterunlead.org

Wildflyer Coffee
A non-profit coffee shop that offers a 4 month work experience program for youth ages 16-24 years old, who have experienced homelessness or housing instability. Locations in Minneapolis and St.Paul. Please contact Kenzie Diessner, Program Manager for more information: kenzie@wildflyercoffee.com

MSS MN (Fresh Eye Gallery)
The gallery showcases work by artists with and without disabilities side by side in an effort to create a more inclusive community for all. lhughes@mssmn.org, 4238 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Bigos Management | Twin Cities Apartment Living
Our program is for three months. After successful completion of the program, trainees are promoted to a Maintenance Technician position. jobs@tbigos.com, 763-367-7426

Supporting young people ages 14-24 in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities metro with attaining employment and education. emily.schloesser@avivomn.org, 763-321-6020

Minneapolis Public Works Internships
Minneapolis Public Works offers PAID internships for college students interested in gaining hands-on experience. monique.fish@minneapolismn.gov, 612-673-3514

Green Garden Bakery
Green Garden Bakery is a youth run business that spreads healthy, vegetable based desserts all over Minneapolis! 651-230-5255

Karen Organization of Minnesota
KOM invests in the lives of youth from Kindergarten to age 24 through academic support, after-school programs, cultural activities, and leadership development. info@mnkaren.org, 651-788-7593

Carpenter’s Training Institute
Students can choose from several career paths. These career paths include carpentry, millwrights, pile drivers, floor covers, cabinet making and industrial council. MPrice@carpenterstraininginstitute.org

Dunwoody College of Technology – Women in Technical Careers (WITC) Program
A scholarship program supporting women and nonbinary students in technical and skilled trades at Dunwoody College. witc@dunwoody.edu, 612-381-3362

Summit Academy OIC
Offering specializations and industry certifications for in-demand careers in Information Technology (IT), Construction, and Medical Administrative Assistant through 20-week accredited programs. info@saoic.org, 612-377-0150

Minnesota Center for Glass Art / Foci Glass
Get hands-on with glass during one of our signature Glass Discovery introductory experiences or sign up for a multi-week Core Class and begin your glass adventure! contact@mnglassart.org, 612-759-8476 

Advancing social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos by building upon our strengths and cultures, uplifting our community, and activating leadership for systemic change. JPleguezuelos@clues.org, 612-746-3500

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
MIWRC works in collaboration with community to build intergenerational hope, health, cultural prosperity, and education for American Indian Families. miwrcsocials@miwrc.org, 612-728-2000

Keystone Community Services
Keystone helps young people gain skills to prepare for the world of work by offering paid apprenticeships and training. info@keystoneservices.org, 651-645-0349

Land O’ Lakes
Interns from freshman through seniors in college can apply for summer internships with mentors. communications2@landolakes.com, 800-328-9680

Sprockets Saint Paul
A network that connects young people in Saint Paul to high-quality after-school and summer programs through our Program Finder. jwiedow@ywcastpaul.org, 651-265-0720

BIX Produce
BIX is proud to offer everyone on our team opportunities for career growth. Our team members enjoy a clean, safe, and dynamic work environment. A full benefit package is offered. npfeifer@bixproduce.com, 651-487-8000

Rabata Ribaat Academic Institute
Traditional Islamic Scholarship, Full range of Islamic sciences, Comprehensive curriculum by women and for women. Convenient and online. admin@rabata.org, 832-993-1156

St. Thomas Dougherty School Professional Internship Program
In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to develop real-world, professional experience in paid internships at leading organizations throughout the Twin Cities. erica.embury@stthomas.edu; malcolmlawson@stthomas.edu

MN Tech Association SciTech Internship Program
SciTech connects college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines with paid internships that provide rewarding hands-on experience in small to mid-sized Minnesota businesses. SciTechMN@mntech.org

Oasis for Youth Employment Support
Oasis is currently assisting young people with finding and maintaining employment. Click link for more info. INFO@OASISFORYOUTH.ORG, 952-512-2061

Graco Internships
A dynamic workplace, innovative technologies and real work. These are the hallmarks of an internship at Graco. You’ll join a proven technology leader with a 90-year track record of success. Emily_R_Goeltl@graco.com

Mentor Minnesota
Expanding the mentoring movement by providing support and resources to Minnesota Youth Mentoring Programs. sarah.schaefer@mentormn.org; mentor@mentormn.org

Dunwoody – P2C
The P2C Program is focused on preparing underserved and under-represented individuals for college success, immediate jobs, and great careers! p2c@dunwoody.edu

Tree Trust Summer Youth Employment Program
Youth, ages 14-21, are able to earn and learn through hands-on experience working on outdoor construction and landscape projects in local parks and green spaces! careerpathways@treetrust.org, 612-750-6840

Augsburg University
Empowering students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities. mnudl@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1730

Youthprise – Minnesota Afterschool Advance
Minnesota Afterschool Advance (MAA) is a collaboration between Youthprise and Venn Foundation dedicated to helping families and students access affordable afterschool enrichment programs. info@youthprise.org, 612-564-4858

Asian Media Access
Our mission is to connect the disconnected, and is dedicated to using multimedia arts, technology and community organizing as tools for social betterment. amamedia.org/contact, 612-376-7715

eQuality Farms
Assisting adults with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. info@equalityonline.org, 612-703-3337

Minnesota Youth Program
Short-term employment and training (classroom and hands-on) for those age 14-24 needing workplace skills. Kay.Tracy@state.mn.us, 651-259-7555

Coaching Jobs for Saint Paul Urban Tennis Programs and Camps
Youth ages 16-21: Enjoy a summer job helping kids learn or improve tennis skills in a fun, friendly community environment. admin@urbantennis.org, 651-222-2879

Paid internships in Minneapolis, MN
Are you looking for a Paid internship in Minneapolis, MN? Paid internships are the best way to bridge the gap between going to school and landing great job.

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
Explore art made with heat, spark, or flame this summer! 4-day camps in blacksmithing, welding, glass, and more. info@cafac.org, 612-294-0400

Dougherty Family College at the University of St. Thomas
Dougherty Family College offers a two-year associate degree to propel students towards success and a smooth transition to a four-year college. erica.embury@stthomas.edu, 651-962-8013