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Minnesota Women’s Press 2024 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

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

 

Summer Programs for Kids

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25! campinvention@invent.org, 800-968-4332


Camp Pillsbury
Premier coed sleep-away camp for ages 6 to 17. Lots of amazing activities to choose from daily. camppillsbury@gmail.com, 507-214-2200


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
Four day camps in Minneapolis July 22-26 in Minneapolis for beginning to advanced strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion students. Scholarship available. mail@gtcys.org, 651-602-6800


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


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


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


Minnesota Dance Theatre & School
MDT’s Young Children’s Division emphasizes the joy of dancing and creative movement. Sign up for one or both weeks. school@mndance.org


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Trollhaugen
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


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


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


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


Workforce, Scholarships, Internship Opportunities

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


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


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


Avivo
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


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


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


Construction Careers Foundation Learn2Build Program
Learn2Build provides construction career exposure for middle school youth by offering activities such as construction camps and afterschool programming, and resources for teachers to use in their own classrooms.


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


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


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


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


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.edu, 651-379-9600


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


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


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


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


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


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 


MN Department of Labor and Industry Apprenticeships
Customized and hands-on, apprenticeships allow you to learn and earn. Your wages increase as you master job-specific skills through classroom and on-the-job training. Apprenticeships offer rewarding careers and flexible work/life balance.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ramsey County Learn & Earn
Ramsey County is offering a variety of new programs for young adults to learn through education and training while earning money. Opportunities are in-demand careers that show promise for future growth, pay livable wages and are accessible to workers with diverse employment and educational backgrounds. Learn&Earn@ramseycounty.us


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


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


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


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


UPS Earn & Learn Program
Through Earn & Learn, our tuition assistance program, you can receive thousands of dollars to help with college expenses. Available at most UPS locations across the nation, the program will give you a big boost as you earn your degree—and sets you up for career success. 800-413-7784


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


WIOA Young Adult Program
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) serves out-of-school and in-school youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with one or more barriers to employment. ahmed.mohidin@state.mn.us


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