Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Network Partner Notes 2013: Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities

The Minnesota Rising 2013 Un/Conference: Cultivating Capacity for Collective Leadership will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference will engage emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

Minnesota Rising is pleased to collaborate with Network Partners, emerging leader group organizations, to help cross-promote our parallel efforts to provide leadership development and community-building. In our Network Partner Notes, we highlight our 2013 Un/Conference Network Partners and their events in their own words! 


Young Education Professionals-Twin Cities


Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes as well as 10,000 ideas on how to improve the education system.
Like Minnesota’s lakes, Minnesotans have a passion for education. Citizens of Minnesota know that education impacts everyone across sectors and industries. In fact, the state is home to the greatest number of Fortune 500 companies per capita with education as a primary method for recruitment. Minnesota also owns some of the greatest educational disparities by race and ethnicity.

Nationally, Young Education Professionals believes that education in the United States will be improved if education professionals connect with each other in a range of environments. In Minnesota, Young Education Professionals-Twin Cities (YEP-TC) is working to connect passionate young professionals throughout 10,000 education ideas.

YEP-TC is the Twin Cities chapter of Young Education Professionals, a non partisan, non-ideological organization founded in Washington, D.C. (YEP-DC). YEP-TC is a volunteer-run organization created by and for young professionals, that connects tomorrow’s education leaders through relationship-building, knowledge development, career and professional development and community engagement.

Founded in 2012, YEP-TC has had an excellent inaugural year of programming. The organization has hosted many happy hours including community engagement opportunities and with Minneapolis and Saint Paul School Board members. YEP-TC co-hosted a training on Adverse Childhood Experiences, toured Hiawatha Academies and hosted a book club with the author of the first ever chartered schools law. Just recently YEP-TC launched a blog, Extra Credit.

YEP-TC has also been a part of a fantastic series called EDTalks along with AchieveMpls, tpt and the Citizens League. The series highlights what’s working in education by featuring diverse experts with a 20 minute talk similar to a TEDTalk. In October the organization co-hosted a special edition EDTalks on Creativity, Innovation and Education, which sold out in three days and was taped for broadcast. "The Learning Course" will premiere on tpt's MN channel on Sunday, November 10th at 7:00pm. EDTalks will continue with quarterly events in 2014.

Young Education Professionals-Twin Cities is always looking for new ideas, great speakers, and more members. Whether you're an edupreneur, researcher, teacher, or an aspiring education professional - YEP-TC welcomes anyone interested in education! Through intentional programming and dialogue YEP-TC hopes to create rivers and streams between Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. Follow YEP-TC on our listserv, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

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