April 2003 E-Monthly

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education Bill Advances in the Senate

The Senate Education Committee passed SF851 on Tuesday, March 25, 2003. The bill, introduced by Senator Mee Moua (DFL - St. Paul) would ensure schools teach comprehensive, technically accurate sexual health curriculum. For more information on this bill, please click here, and enter SF851 www.library.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legis.asp

Governor's Budget

Get the Facts, then Get Involved! Learn about the details of the Governor's budget at www.mncn.org under the Minnesota Budget Project. Identify how the Governor's unallotment order and budget recommendations shape up for programs in your area.

Find your Legislator's Address and Phone

Don't know the name, address, phone, or e-mail of your legislator?

Call House Information at 651-296-2146 or go to www.house.leg.state.mn.us

Call Senate Information at 651-296-0504 or go to www.senate.leg.state.mn.us

Minnesota Council of NonProfits' Budget Analysis Survey

Does the Governor's Budget Proposal impact your organization? We need your help! The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is currently working to analyze the Governor's FY 2004-05 budget proposal. In order to determine the impact of these cuts on the community, MCN is asking nonprofit organizations that receive grants or contracts from the state to complete a brief survey. By sharing this information with MCN, we can work to demonstrate the cumulative impact of these cuts on Minnesota's quality of life. Please take the time to take the online survey at www.mncn.org/survey.htm

Deleted for Budgetary Reasons

The Minneapolis Foundation and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits have launched a new advertising campaign, "Deleted for Budgetary Reasons". USE IT! "Deleted for Budgetary Reasons" encourages Minnesotans to consider the impact of proposed budget cuts on our quality of life. The campaign aims to promote genuine public dialogue about strategies for addressing the budget deficit and making the best possible choices for Minnesota. Print advertisements began appearing in newspapers throughout Minnesota this week. Radio ads will follow in April. Feel free to download and distribute these ads -- including reprinting them in organizational newsletters and other communications. Please do not alter the copy or visuals in any way. The campaign ads, introductory press release, recent media coverage of the campaign, and further details can be found at www.goodforminnesota

MN Senate Bill on Kaiser Website

Minnesota Senate Committee Passes Bill Offering 'More Flexibility' in Sex Education Curricula

Families are Talking Quarterly Newsletter

Parents are needed more than ever right now to show their support for comprehensive sexuality education in the schools -- and continued protection of confidential health services being available for teens in Minnesota! The Families are Talking newsletter published by SIECUS is now available on-line in English and Spanish. Click on this link Families are Talking.

Talented Youth of Color College Seniors Wanted for Summer Program at Harvard

The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) seeks to expose talented youth of color who have just completed their junior year of college to general management in the business world. During one week in June, at no expense to the student, Harvard Business School hosts these college students and provides teaching instruction from leading faculty, on campus housing, and different seminars/events that introduce the students to business education. These students are immersed in a rigorous and stimulating classroom environment that mirrors the learning environment of Harvard's MBA Program. Please direct any interested students to the Summer Ventures in Management Program (SVMP) page on our web site: www.hbs.edu/mba/experience/meet/diversity/svmp.html

May Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Activities

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will be hosting a free webchat to discuss and share organizing ideas on the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on Monday, April 7, 2003, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, EDT. A brief ten-minute overview of the 2003 National Day will be provided, and then participants will be asked to join one of three "break out sessions" in order to talk about specific topics of interest to the field. Details on how to sign up for this free on-line discussion can be accessed at www.teenpregnancy.org

Topics will include:
  • Reaching Out to Minority Teens and Involving Them in the National Day
  • Engaging the Business Community in the National Day
  • Effectively Promoting Your National Day Activities in the Media

Website of the Month

The Minnesota Budget Project - an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits - provides independent research, analysis, and outreach on state budget and tax policy issues, emphasizing their impact on low- and moderate-income persons and the organizations that serve them. www.mncn.org/bp

The Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, a nonprofit organization, is composed of individuals and organizations in Minnesota that work to strengthen policies and programs related to adolescent pregnancy prevention, adolescent pregnancy care and adolescent parenting.

Upcoming Activities and Events Index

April 16, 2003, Communication Strategies Regarding Health Disparities in the Pan Asian Community, Professionals working with Pan Asian youth or in the sexuality education field are invited to attend this workshop on April 16th, 2003 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Asian Media Access office at Metropolitan State University, 730 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapolis, For more information, contact, Tanya Zhu,

April 24, 2003, Sexuality Education in the Middle and High School Classroom, Come learn about the latest in teaching resources & strategies, youth culture, sexual health trends, networking and more! Wednesday, April 24, 2003, 8 AM to 3 PM at the Fairview Community Center, 1910 W. County Road B in Roseville. School staff and community agency workers are invited to attend. The registration deadline is Friday, April 18, 2003. To register, contact Grit Youngquist, . Please indicate if you are a teacher requesting sub-pay. Sub-pay is available for a limited number of teachers from each district - on a first come first serve basis.

April 24-27, 2003, Children of Children: Portraits and Stories of Teenage Parents, Children of Children, a multi-media travelling exhibition by nationally shown photographer Michael Nye, is a collection of stories of men and women ranging in age from 12 to 100 whose lives have been crucially affected by teen pregnancy. "The exhibit's intention is not to condemn, condone or romanticize teenage pregnancy in any way, but to learn and to explore the reality of young pregnancy and parenting in our society." For more information, go to MOAPPP.org.

The exhibit can be viewed Thursday, April 24 - Sunday April 27, 2003 at the Mall of America. Macy's Court - Level 1. Thurs - Sat, 10 AM to 9:30 PM, Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by Hennepin County Community Health, Bloomington Public Health and MOAPPP.

April 30, 2003, Pre-conference Training Opportunity, New this Year ... Pre-conference Training Opportunity, Wednesday April 30, 2003, 8 AM to 4 PM, Earle Brown Heritage Center, MN. Myth Busters and Facts is designed to combine the best of research with lessons learned from practice. Leading researchers and practitioners from around the country will review recent research findings on programs for African American and Latino youth, and their application to practice. The session highlights "Plain Talk", a community-based, parent engagement strategy to reduce teen pregnancy that has been successfully implemented in African American and Latino communities. Participants may register for the pre-conference training as a supplement to their 12th Annual Conference registration or may sign up for it individually. For more information, MOAPPP.org

May 1-2, 2003, Building Hope, Building Lives, 12th Annual MOAPPP Conference, The Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) will convene over 400 social service and health care providers, educators, advocates, program directors, volunteers and youth who work to prevent adolescent pregnancy and support pregnant and parenting teens. The conference theme, "Building Hope, Building Lives", highlights the key role "HOPE" plays in shaping the lives of our youth and in sustaining the commitment of those who work with them. Scholarships are available. To register, go to our website at MOAPPP.org. The conference will be held at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.

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