Blueprint for Action:
Preventing Youth Violence in Minneapolis


A Request for Application (RFA) for the second cohort of the “Blueprint Approved Institute.” (The Institute) can be found here. 


The City of Minneapolis recognizes that youth violence is a public health epidemic that 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 Blueprint for Action.

The Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence is a community-driven, grassroots response to the issue of youth violence.

To learn more about the BluePrint for Action, visit the Introduction section.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week begins March 31st!

For a list of activities, click here

Coming Up ...

Save the Date! Bridges to Manhood Conferencemanhood3

Bridges to Manhood – A conference for young men of color

When: Friday, April 1, 2016 9:00am- 3:00pm
Where: Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)

*Click on the flyer for more details and to register!*



Peacemaker Contest - Date extended - Submissions Accepted until March 31st

Bullying is something that can hurt you on the inside or on the outside. It hurts you on the outside by hitting you and hurting you physically. It hurts you on the inside by name calling or hurting your feelings. It includes cyber bullying that often occurs on social media or via text.

Write a poem or essay that reflects how the topic impacts you or others and what you hope others will learn from your writing.    

To learn more about submission guidelines, prizes, and other rewards, open the pdf here.



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Last updated Jan 12, 2017