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CLUES YA!: COVID-19 Reshapes College Mentoring Program
“Our main goal is to help young people work toward their dreams by getting them through high school and into college". Read more to learn how Youth in Action at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) reshaped their mentoring program during Covid-19.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, young people struggled with isolation, uncertainty, and anxiety. Read about how one program at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) partnered with a school to help young people manage their stress during this time.
On this month's Minnesota Afterschool Connect call we shared resources to partner with schools for afterschool and summer learning, support families to access the enhanced Child Tax Credit, and help demonstrate the role of afterschool programs during the pandemic by participating in an Afterschool Alliance survey.
Support the Covid-19 Vaccine roll-out by connecting youth workers and 16 & 17 year-old young people, find resources to support young people in times of crisis, and learn about events and parent at-home toolkits created by youth-serving organizations in Minnesota.
This month is all about getting staff signed up in the MN Vaccine Connector, checking out some great conferences and ensuring you are represented in a Search Institute and National Afterschool Association survey.
Ready for some February updates! Make sure to sign up on Minnesota’s Vaccine Connect, become a summer food site, find important resources to share with families, connect young leaders to one another, and hop on a national policy call with the National Summer Learning Association.