MOAPPP Announcements

May 4-5, 2006
MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference "15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together"

MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference: 15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together

Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, MN

Registrations are still being accepted for the MOAPPP Conference!

You may fax your registration form to the MOAPPP office (651-644-1417) or register on site at the conference center. If you are registering on-site, please bring a completed registration form and payment to the conference. Conference brochures can be downloaded from the MOAPPP website.


May 11, 2006
MOAPPP's Annual Benefit Event

MOAPPPs 15th Annual Benefit Event

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant

MOAPPP will recognize its 15-year history as Minnesota's resource for teen pregnancy information. A buffet dinner will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Ginger Commodore and the GCQ quartet. The evening's emcees will be Lori and Julia, "Drivetime Divas" of FM 107. You can purchase your tickets online now. Please contact Lisa lisa@moappp.org or (651) 644-1447x16 with any questions.


May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference: 15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a time to focus on increasing public awareness around the issues of adolescent pregnancy and the rewards gained from effective prevention initiatives. During the month of May, local communities are encouraged to empower young people to make positive decisions about their sexual health. Efforts should involve all parts of the community: youth, parents, teachers, policy makers, health professionals, businesses, the media and faith communities among others. It is important for communities across the nation to work together to face the challenge of preventing teen pregnancy. Visit MOAPPP's website to learn what YOU can do to prevent teen pregnancy.


May 3, 2006
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the fifth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 3, 2006. The National Day is organized by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to reach teens directly through an innovative, online quiz that prompts them to consider the best course of action in a number of tough and realistic sexual situations. Visit www.teenpregnancy.org to take the quiz.


May 5, 2006
Advocacy Lessons from Shelby Knox

Youth Only
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Cost: $15 per person or $50 for a group of five

This dynamic session follows the MOAPPP conference and is open to all teens interested in learning more about advocacy for comprehensive sexuality education. This interactive program will be led by Shelby Knox of Advocates for Youth and Rebecca Fox of SIECUS. To register for this event download the registration form online. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Leah Sweet, Leah@moappp.org or (651) 644-1447x12.

We will also be selling Education of Shelby Knox DVDs at the MOAPPP Conference. The cost is $20.00 for MOAPPP members and $30.00 for non-members. If you are not attending the conference but would like to order a copy, contact Lisa at (651) 644-1447, ext 16 or lisa@moappp.org.


Become a MOAPPP member today!

MOAPPP is a member-supported organization that relies on annual membership dues from individuals and organizations so that we may provide the many programs and services that you, and others who work with and care about youth, have come to depend on. To join online, please visit www.charitybox.com/MOAPPP. To print a membership form that can be mailed or faxed back, go to MOAPPP.org. Questions? lisa@moappp.org.


Other Announcements

New Data on Teen Childbearing from Child Trends

A new analysis about national teen birth rates, discussions about sex education, the distribution of new sexually transmitted infection cases among 15-24-year-olds and more is available from Child Trends.


New Maternal Child Health Data Source

A new MCH data resource is available at the University of Minnesota's Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health. This resource includes a variety of relevant MCH data sources for U.S., state and local level data. Data sets are selected based on their potential usefulness to MCH practitioners, their ease of use and accessibility, and the availability of data at a state local level.


Guide for Replicating Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

As more research emerges on effective teen pregnancy prevention programs, practitioners in states and communities are often urged to "replicate programs with fidelity," but actually doing so can be difficult. Copy That: Guidelines for Replicating Programs to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (PDF) addresses this important topic.


Eighth Annual European Study Tour

Advocates for Youth and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are sponsoring the eighth European study tour, October 20-November 6, 2006. Apply now to travel to the Netherlands, France and Germany to identify the strategies, programs and policies that have positively influenced adolescent sexual behavior and outcomes in these countries. For more information and to download the application, please visit www.advocatesforyouth.org.


2005 Report on Minnesota Adolescents: STIs, HIV, and Pregnancy

A comprehensive, new report is now available from Coordinated School Health (Minnesota Dep't of Education & Minnesota Dep't of Health). To download the document, go to mnschoolhealth.com.


In the News

Wall Street Journal Examines Debate Over Sex Education, Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence Programs

The Wall Street Journal recently examined how a steady increase in federal funding has propelled support for sex education programs "that promote abstinence until marriage and discuss contraceptives primarily in terms of their failure rates" and also has increased advocacy in some states and localities for comprehensive sex education programs. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


Stricken Rhode Island Abstinence Curriculum One of Many Federally Funded Programs Hurting Teens, Letter to Editor Says

The "abstinence-only until marriage" sex education curriculum developed by Heritage of Rhode Island, which Rhode Island Education Commissioner Peter McWalters said in an advisory last month should not be taught in state schools, is "just the tip of the iceberg of the abstinence-only industry," American Civil Liberties Union Rhode Island Affiliate Executive Director Steven Brown, writes in a Washington Post letter to the editor. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


Sexually transmitted infections climb to nearly 16,000 cases increases seen in suburbs, greater Minnesota, teens and young adults

New data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for National STI Awareness Month shows that a total of 15,785 sexually transmitted infection (STIs) cases were reported in Minnesota in 2005. Reportable STIs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. The complete STI Surveillance Report – 2005 and STI fact sheets can be found on the MDH website.


CHOOSE RESPECT: New National Dating Violence Prevention Campaign

According to recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one out of four 8th and 9th graders reports being a victim of dating violence. To increase positive relationship behaviors and healthy relationships among young people ages 11-14, CDC's Division of Violence Prevention is launching a nationwide campaign entitled, "Choose Respect." For more information about the campaign and how you can help launch it in your community visit www.chooserespect.org or for more specific information on the Minnesota launch of the campaign, visit the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA).


MOAPPP Events

May 4-5, 2006
MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference "15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together"

MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference: 15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together

Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, MN

Registrations are still being accepted for the MOAPPP Conference!

You may fax your registration form to the MOAPPP office (651-644-1417) or register on site at the conference center. If you are registering on-site, please bring a completed registration form and payment to the conference. Conference brochures can be downloaded from the MOAPPP website.


May 5, 2006
Advocacy Lessons from Shelby Knox

Youth Only
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Cost: $15 per person or $50 for a group of five

This dynamic session follows the MOAPPP conference and is open to all teens interested in learning more about advocacy for comprehensive sexuality education. This interactive program will be led by Shelby Knox of Advocates for Youth and Rebecca Fox of SIECUS. To register for this event download the registration form online. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Leah Sweet, Leah@moappp.org or (651) 644-1447x12.

We will also be selling Education of Shelby Knox DVDs at the MOAPPP Conference. The cost is $20.00 for MOAPPP members and $30.00 for non-members. If you are not attending the conference but would like to order a copy, contact Lisa at (651) 644-1447x16 or lisa@moappp.org.


May 10, 2006
Sexuality Education For Life Coalition - Minnesota Youth Lobby Day at the Capitol

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
State Capitol, Room 118

Teens will learn more about the legislative process and issues surrounding comprehensive sexuality education and minors' consent. To register online go to the Minnesota AIDs Project For more information, contact Kate at MAP at .


May 11, 2006
MOAPPP's Annual Benefit Event

MOAPPPs 15th Annual Benefit Event

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant

MOAPPP will recognize its 15-year history as Minnesota's resource for teen pregnancy information. A buffet dinner will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Ginger Commodore and the GCQ quartet. The evening's emcees will be Lori and Julia, "Drivetime Divas" of FM 107. You can purchase your tickets online now. Please contact Lisa lisa@moappp.org or (651) 644-1447x16 with any questions.


Other Events

April 3 - May 4, 2006
Underage Drinking Forums

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Multiple Locations

The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center is offering forums on Underage Drinking in eight Minnesota communities this spring. Go to www.emprc.org for more information.


April 20, May 18, and June 15, 2006
Attention Adolescent Parent Providers: Monthly Reflective Practice Group for Professionals Working with Infants, Toddlers and Families

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
St. David's Child Development & Family Services
Cost: $80

Working with infants, toddlers and their parents is both rewarding and challenging, evoking powerful feelings in the professionals who deliver these relationship-based services. Co-sponsored by CEED and the Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health, these meetings will encourage the thoughtful observation of oneself and others. The content for each group will emerge from the practice experiences of the participants. The size of the group will be limited, and participants will be asked to commit to the entire series of four sessions. A flier with more information and registration forms is available online. (PDF)


May 3, 2006
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the fifth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 3, 2006. The National Day is organized by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to reach teens directly through an innovative, online quiz that prompts them to consider the best course of action in a number of tough and realistic sexual situations. Visit www.teenpregnancy.org to take the quiz.


May 9 & 10, 2006
Promoting Diversity and Access in Youth Programs

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Winona City Chamber Room
207 Lafayette Street, Winona

Designed for youth workers, program administrators, directors and coordinators, this workshop will train youth program providers in strategies for reaching out to underserved audiences of school-aged youth in their community during the out-of-school time hours. Participants will experience hands-on activities, research-based materials and a process of reflection to help youth professionals be more effective in designing and delivering programs to diverse youth. For more information or to register, contact Janet Beyer at (507) 536-6305 or .


May 9, 2006
Dads and Early Literacy Workshop

8:30 – 4:30 pm
Minnesota Humanities Commission
987 East Ivy Ave.
St. Paul

The Minnesota Humanities Commission presents research and resources on the role of fathers in literacy development. Presenters include Dr. Steve Green, national coordinator of Fathers Reading Every Day; Dr. Glen Palm, St. Cloud State University; John Coy, Minnesota author of various children's books; and Tom Fitzpatrick, MHC's director of Family Literacy Programs. Details and registration information online at www.minnesotahumanities.org or call (651) 772-4255.

May 10, 2006
Webinar: Normalization of Sexual Harm: The Process and the Impact

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST

Hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), this webinar will define “normalization of sexual harm” and discuss its impact. Presenters include Dr. Sharon Cooper, Forensic and Development Pediatrician and Cordelia Anderson, Prevention Consultant at NCMEC. For more information about the issue or content of the webinar or NCMEC's related prevention efforts, contact Cordelia Anderson at 612-824-6217 or .


May 12, 2006
Culture of Confusion: Helping Teens Navigate the Power of the Media

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
RSVP required by May 8, 2006
Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County, Virginia, MN

Please join the next Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) meeting for a presentation from Michael Mann, National Institute on Media and the Family, on the interaction between adolescent brain development and the role that media plays in shaping teens' attitudes and behaviors around sex, disrespect and sexual violence - with practical tools to help guide and communicate with teens. Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required (by Monday, May 8, 2006). Contact Amy Kenzie at or (651) 281-9810. The SVPN is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration co-hosted by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, and the Minnesota Department of Health Sexual Violence Prevention Program.


May 19, 2006
Creating Effective Public Health Messages Using Strategic Frame Analysis

8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

As public health professionals, we have an obligation to help policy makers understand and support the issues we care so passionately about. We have the data and the case studies, the research and the experience, but it is still difficult to obtain sufficient funds, supportive policies and public support for our work.

Improving how we communicate about health issues can increase our professional effectiveness. In this seminar, we will explore the techniques of Strategic Frame Analysis. This approach studies deeply held assumptions and world views that people hold, and tests participants to determine their impact on people's support for strategies to address social problems. Recognizing that there is more than one way to tell a story, strategic frame analysis taps into decades of research on how people think and communicate. The result is an empirically-driven communications process that makes academic research and program evaluation understandable, interesting and usable. See the brochure (PDF) for more information and registration.


June 22, 2006
African Women In the Diaspora Conference 2: Empowering African Women, Ensuring Africa's Future

University of Minnesota Mondale Law Center
229 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis

Hosted by the Minnesota African Women's Association, this conference offers an opportunity to learn about working with New Americans from Africa for those in the health, social work, education, legal and law enforcement fields. For more information visit www.mawanet.org or e-mail MAWA's Executive Director Nyango Melissa Nambangi at or call MAWA at 612-302-3400.


Funding Opportunities

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Please Note: All deadlines are subject to change, please verify dates with a grantmaker before submitting the proposal.

Department of Health and Human Services – Adolescent Family Life Demonstration

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Projects provide services to pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents, and their families.

For more information, visit www.grants.gov
Deadline: May 22, 2006.


Marshall Field's 2006 Community Grants

Marshall Fields will make grants in three key areas:

  1. Education – early childhood reading and youth leadership development
  2. Arts and Culture – accessibility to the arts and education through the arts
  3. Health and Welfare – children and family wellness and AIDS and cancer awareness, research, and treatment

Marshall Field's will accept grant applications from April 1 – May 31. Grant requests can be submitted for up to $5,000. Complete applications should be submitted to your local Marshall Field's store manager. An employee committee reviews applications, conducts site visits, and makes final decisions. Applicants will receive final notification by August 2006.

For more information, visit www.fields.com.
Deadline: May 31, 2006


Target Stores – Reading and Family Violence Prevention Grants

Target awards grants in the areas of Reading, and Family Violence Prevention. Reading grants are awarded to schools, libraries and non-profit organizations and support programs such as weekend book clubs and after-school reading programs.

For more information, visit sites.target.com.
Deadline: May 31, 2006


Bemis Company Foundation

Funds multi-purpose human service organizations for programs that provide: children/youth services, family services, family services for adolescent parents, family violence shelters and services.

For more information, please visit www.bemis.com.
Deadline: June 1, 2006


The Pentair Foundation

The foundation has two major areas of focus: education and community. It is interested in funding programs that provide basic needs and support services for youth in crisis; programs that improve access to health care services for under-served individuals including preventative education and resources on health and safety issues; programs that offer alternative education methods and individualized instruction; programs that provide diverse opportunities for youth to acquire and build life skills.

For more information, visit www.pentair.com.
Deadline: June 1, 2006


Jostens Foundation

Jostens provides support to organizations that enhance the lives of youth and promote educational opportunities that significantly and positively impact children from birth through college.

For more information, visit jostens.com.
Deadline: June 6, 2006


The Frey Foundation

The Frey Foundation invests in health and human services organizations that provide health care, housing, food, and community inclusion for people with the greatest need.

For more information, visit freyfoundationmn.org.
Deadline: June 15, 2006 (Letter of Inquiry)


Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

Only funds eastern metro area and St. Paul. Areas of interest include health (reproductive health care and health support services; AIDS/HIV) and human services (children/youth services) and youth development.

For more information, visit www.srinc.biz.
Deadline: June 15, 2006


The Northland Foundation

Only funds Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis counties. Through its KIDS PLUS Program and Strengthening Families focus, the Northland Foundation works to build positive, caring environments for children, youth, and families.

For more information: www.northlandfdn.org.
Deadline: June 15, 2006 (must fill out pre-application online)


The Colin Higgins Foundation

Through its grantmaking activities, The Colin Higgins Foundation supports organizations that build the power and leadership of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgendered youth (13-24) through: grassroots organizing comprehensive leadership development; working with historically underprivileged constituencies: youth of color, transgendered, immigrant, low-income and rural youth, and youth in reservation communities; striving to bring about institutional change in the legal, political, economic, or cultural structures that impact LGBT youth, and; working to link LGBT youth to other organizations and social justice movements.

For more information, visit www.colinhiggins.org.
Deadline: June 30, 2006


Louis R. Cappelli Foundation – Grants for At-Risk Children and Youth

The Louis R. Cappelli Foundation makes grants in support of philanthropic activities, with a focus on programs addressing the special needs of youth.

For more information, visit www.cappelli-inc.com.
Deadline: June 30, 2006


Women's Foundation of Minnesota – Social Change Fund

The Women's Foundation of Minnesota's Social Change Fund is directed toward women's and girls' groups, projects, or organizations across Minnesota that build equality for women and girls in their communities.

For more information, visit www.wfmn.org (PDF).
Deadline: July 1, 2006


General Mills Foundation – Celebrating Communities of Color Grants Program in the Twin Cities

General Mills has announced the availability of funding for its Celebrating Communities of Color grants program for organizations located in Minneapolis and St. Paul serving communities of color.

For more information, visit www.generalmills.com.
Deadline: September 1, 2006


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Ongoing

The Educational Foundation of America

The Educational Foundation of America (EFA) makes grants to qualifying non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status and those that are not private foundations as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. EFA provides grants for specific projects. It does not provide funds for endowment or endowed faculty chairs, building/capital programs, religious purposes, grants to individuals, annual fund-raising campaigns, indirect costs, overhead or general support. The Foundation prefers not to fund projects located outside the United States.

For more information, visit www.efaw.org.


The Prudential Foundation

The Prudential Foundation supports nonprofit, charitable organizations and programs whose mission and operations are broad and nondiscriminatory, or whose activities address social needs or benefit underserved groups and communities. The Prudential Foundation provides support to innovative direct-service programs that address the needs of their communities in three areas: Ready to Learn, Ready to Work, Ready to Live. Prudential gives preference to programs in cities where Prudential has a significant presence. These cities include Minneapolis.

For more information, visit www.prudential.com.


FedEx – Community Relations Grant Program

The FedEx Global Community Relations department contributes to the following core giving areas:

  1. Health and Human Services: Youth development organizations and others that meet basic health needs
  2. Pedestrian and Child Safety
  3. Emergency and Disaster Relief
  4. Education

For more information, visit www.fedex.com.


The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

The SFACF supports nonprofit organizations and programs by making grants across a wide spectrum of charitable needs and interests for Sioux Falls and neighboring cities and towns.

For more information, visit www.sfacf.org.


Walgreens – Health and Education Grants

Walgreen Co. awards grants mostly to eligible nonprofits working in local Walgreen communities, with a portion of the budget reserved for select national organizations. The major area of focus is health, and education is also a priority.

For more information, visit www.walgreens.com.


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Inkind

The National Cristina Foundation

The National Cristina Foundation directs donations of used computer equipment to non profit organizations, schools, and public agencies throughout the United States. These organizations train people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons to lead more independent and productive lives.

For more information, visit www.cristina.org.


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Other Resources

  • Approaching Foundations (PDF)
  • Cultivating Individual Donors (PDF)
  • Fundraising Tips for Local Organizations (PDF)
  • The Heart of Fundraising (PDF)

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