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CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 9, 2014. WELCOME. Denise Mayotte Executive Director The Sheltering Arms Foundation. CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 9, 2014. OBJECTIVES. Highlight Minnesota’s innovative efforts to address key challenges and close the opportunity gap

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    1. CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    2. WELCOME Denise Mayotte Executive Director The Sheltering Arms Foundation CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    3. OBJECTIVES • Highlight Minnesota’s innovative efforts to address key challenges and close the opportunity gap • Discuss issues affecting children and youth looking ahead to the 2014 legislative session • Hear from Minnesota youth about their experience and perspective about the opportunity gap CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    4. #BridgeTheGapMN Wireless Login: Hotel Wireless Passcode: Guest Tweet: #BridgeTheGapMN CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    5. Setting the Stage for Advocacy in 2014 Susie Brown Public Policy Director Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Trista Harris President Minnesota Council on Foundations CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    6. Update: Minnesota Office of Early Learning Children & Youth Issues Briefing Start Early Funders Coalition January 9, 2013

    7. Office of Early Learning (OEL) An inter-agency state office of the departments of Education, Health and Human Services. OEL Vision: All Minnesota children get the great start they need to succeed in school and in life. OEL Mission: Partner with families & communities across the state, and align human & financial supports across agencies, to promote healthy child development from prenatal through grade 3.

    8. 2013 Legislative Highlights • All-Day Kindergarten • Early Learning Scholarships • Parent Aware Expanded • Tiered Reimbursement • Home Visiting Expanded

    9. Building Momentum for Life • 3rd Grade • Reading • Parents/ Families • Kindergarten Readiness • Providers/ Educators • 3 Year Old • Developmental Milestones • State/ Local • Support • Systems • Healthy, • Well-Timed • Births

    10. Melvin W. Carter III Director, Office of Early Learning melvin.carter@state.mn.us 651-582-8397 Update: Minnesota Office of Early Learning

    11. 2014 Children and Youth Issues Briefing

    12. Minnesota Children’s Cabinet • Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius • Department of Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger • Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson

    13. Vision • All Minnesota children are healthy, safe, supported and prepared to achieve their full potential.

    14. 2012-2014 Strategic Plan Action Areas Teen parents and their children Babies and toddlers in poverty School children with unaddressed mental health needs

    15. 2014 Focus: Implementation • Update: Supporting young children and their families • Update: Ensuring early and effective assistance to prevent future problems • Update: Improving systems for vulnerable youth

    16. Q & A

    17. Emerging Program and Policy Initiatives • Early Childhood - MinneMinds • Barbara Milon, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center • Youth • Kari DenissenCunnien, Ignite Afterschool • Aimee Vue, Minnesota Youth Council Student • Health Care • Christina Wessel, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits • Legislative • Senator Patricia Torres Ray CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    18. The MinneMinds Pathway to Success: Parent-directed early learning scholarships that follow the child, directed toward quality learning environments

    19. MinneMinds Progress to Date Kids receiving scholarships WWW.MINNEMINDS.ORG 91% of kids remain unable to access quality learning options >1% ≈9% ≈9% 2015 and beyond Pilot phase 2013- 2015

    20. MinneMinds Policy Focus • 2014 and beyond • Expanding Access to Scholarships • Increasing Flexibility for Parents • Have all kids ready for Kindergarten state-wide

    21. The MinneMinds Ask Scholarships-to-scale: $150 Million Annually to serve 3- and 4-Year-olds living at or below 185% of poverty 18,000 kids yet to be served

    22. Ignite AfterschoolEvery community. Every youth.Minnesota’s Afterschool Network A network of leaders in practice, research and funding who work collectively to create policy reform, build capacity in the field and develop resources for quality youth-centered afterschool, summer and year-round learning opportunities. Ignite Afterschool Minnesota’s Afterschool Network www.igniteafterschool.org Every community. Every youth.

    23. The research on high-quality afterschool is in: • improved school performance • Increased developmental outcomes • reductions in aggressive behaviors • reductions in use of alcohol and drugs Pierce, K.M., Auger, A. and Vandell, D.L. (April, 2013). Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Consistency and Intensity of Structured Activities During Elementary School. Unpublished Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA. Learn more at www.expandinglearning.org • Little, P., Wimer, C., & Weiss, H. (2008). After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It. Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation Brief No. 12. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. • Pierce, K.M., Auger, A. and Vandell, D.L. (2013). Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Consistency and Intensity of Structured Activities During Elementary School. Unpublished paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA. • Vandell, D.L., Reisner, E.R., Pierce, K.M. (2007). Outcomes linked to high-quality afterschool programs: Longitudinal findings from the study of promising afterschool programs. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine; Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Madison; Washington, D.C.: Policy Studies Associates, Inc. • Durlak, J.A., & Weissberg, R.P. (2007). The impact of afterschool programs that promote personal and social skills. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. Ignite Afterschool Minnesota’s Afterschool Network www.igniteafterschool.org Every community. Every youth.

    24. Afterschool ignites passions, encourages experimentation Ignite Afterschool Minnesota’s Afterschool Network www.igniteafterschool.org Every community. Every youth.

    25. Primary Funding Streams by Funding Source Minnesota Department of Education. (2013). Minnesota Out-of-school time primary funding streams: Fiscal Year 2012. Roseville, MN: Minnesota Department of Education. Ignite Afterschool Minnesota’s Afterschool Network www.igniteafterschool.org Every community. Every youth.

    26. Primary Funding Streams Total Minnesota Department of Education. (2013). Minnesota Out-of-school time primary funding streams: Fiscal Year 2012. Roseville, MN: Minnesota Department of Education. Ignite Afterschool Minnesota’s Afterschool Network www.igniteafterschool.org Every community. Every youth.

    27. Minnesota Youth Council:Youth Policy Aimee V.

    28. Minnesota Youth Council Bill • Formalization – 4 youth from each congressional district • Recommend and advise bills to legislature and governor • Select introduced bills for public hearings • Create a youth omnibus bill

    29. MYC Survey Results

    30. Issues in Minnesota • Crime, Safety, and Gangs • Drugs and Alcohol Abuse • Bullying

    31. Summits to solutions!

    32. Youth voice is law!

    33. Health Care Christina Wessel Deputy Director, Minnesota Budget Project Minnesota Council of Nonprofits CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    34. Legislative • Senator Patricia Torres Ray CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    35. YOUTH Dr. Eric Kaler President University of Minnesota CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    36. Youth Leadership Roundtable • MalikaM., Hopkins High School • Essence B., Coon Rapids High School • Cori M., University of Minnesota • MeroneM., University of Minnesota CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    37. Conclusion Sarah Caruso President and CEO Greater Twin Cities United Way CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014

    38. CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFINGJanuary 9, 2014