Do you know someone who is working to promote peace and non-violence in a Minneapolis school? We want to hear about it! Help us celebrate and honor those that are making a difference in our Minneapolis schools by nominating them for the PeaceMaker award. Simply print and fill out the form found here or fill out the online nomination form. Those receiving the PeaceMaker Award will receive a certificate from the City of Minneapolis and a cash prize ranging from $500-$2,000 donated on behalf of PeaceMaker Minnesota to their school in recognition of their accomplishments.
Minneapolis Public Schools, in partnership with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and the Mayor's Youth Violence Prevention Blueprint, has launched an anonymous youth tip-line called "Speak Up Minneapolis." This tip-line allows youth from across the city to phone or text reports of potential violence including weapons in schools, parks, libraries or other locations. Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to take detailed summaries of the potential threat and will then phone and email a complete report to MPD and district Emergency Management and Safety & Security staff.
CALL 1-866-SPEAK-UP or text MPLS to 847-411. To find out more about violence prevention efforts, read more here about work being done in the City, schools, and elsewhere!
Blueprint for Action:
Preventing Youth Violence in Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis recognizes that youth violence is a public health epidemic which requires a holistic, multi-faceted response. Drawing on a mix of increased law enforcement and public health strategies to address the root causes of violence and significantly reduce and prevent youth violence in Minneapolis, the city, in partnership with a host of community stakeholders, created the Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence.
Last updated Feb 2, 2015