Having survived the prophesied end of the world and taken in an historic presidential inauguration, 2013 is already full of indications that the beginning is near. As we consider how to spend our days in this coming year, we do so with an increasingly clear sense of the unique calling of Minnesota Rising. We intend to continue creating spaces where those who care about Minnesota and their own futures can connect, share stories, and collaborate. We aim to organize learning labs focused on key collaborative leadership competencies as well as opportunities in which to collectively practice these critical skills that will serve our generation as we rise. Most importantly, we will do these things operating from our core values of engaging a network and community as wide and open as Minnesota and with a future focus that allows us to act now with intention and shared purpose. The path ahead is further illuminated by each step we take, and we hope you join us on the journey as we continue to make the road by roaming!
#MNRising Meet-Up Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm Grassroots Solutions Large Conference Room RSVP to minnesotarising[at]gmail.com by Friday, February 15
@MTVInsight's Millennial Makers
Minnesota Rising Blog
You may wonder why they don't play music videos anymore, but maybe it's because MTV has been hard at work garnering insights about the Millennial generation's impact on different areas of culture and commerce as we come of age. @MTVInsights recently introduced the "Millennial Makers,' three characters who depict how Millennials are empowered by tech, fueled by a healthy sense of self, and driven to make real change in a failing system. Check out Food Truck Frank, Meme-ing Madison, and Slashitude Steve! [See more.]
Civic policymaking in practice among the Millennials
Diane Tran, MinnPost.com
In May 2009, inspired in part by my engagement with a Citizens League Action Group focused on connecting young people with opportunities for meaningful community engagement and volunteerism, I began blogging about active citizenship, emerging leadership, and issues of relevance to the Millennial generation in Minnesota. What can we emerging leaders do now to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota so that we, today and in 20 years' time, can be more successful in implementing it? [Read more.]
Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more,#mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration!