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1 CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015

2 Welcome Denise Mayotte Executive Director The Sheltering Arms Foundation CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

3 Start Early Coalition Members

4 Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

5 Join The Conversation Use #CYIB15 on twitter to share your thoughts throughout the day CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

6 Event Emcee Frank Forsberg Senior Vice President Greater Twin Cities United Way CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

7 Governor’s Address CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15 Mark Dayton Governor of Minnesota

8 Minnesota Children’s Cabinet CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15 Commissioner Brenda Cassellius Department of Education Commissioner Ed Ehlinger Department of Health Commissioner Lucinda Jesson Department of Human Services Moderator: Melvin Carter III Director of the Office of Early Learning

9 Youth Perspectives Panel Kari Denissen Cunnien, Ignite Afterschool Minnesota Youth Council Participants: – Karina E., New York Mills – Heather W., New York Mills – Rogelio S., Saint Paul – Zachary C., Woodbury CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15 Moderator: Eyenga Bokamba, Executive Director of Sprockets

10 Youth Policy Panel

11 Kari Denissen Cunnien EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF IGNITE AFTERSCHOOL Introducing…

12 Ignite the Power of… Partnerships Quality Programs Policy

13 Ignite Afterschool Policy Platform – Key Details Requesting $50 million over the Fiscal Year biennium Competitive grants to afterschool programs, administered by the Minnesota Department of Education Up to 7% of funds for admin, evaluation, and statewide quality and professional development supports Prioritize funding for programs serving primarily low-income youth Up to 1/3 of funds set aside for programs focusing on STEM learning or Career Readiness

14 Igniting Youth Leadership

15 Introducing: Minnesota Youth Council Members ◦Karina E – Junior at New York Mills High School ◦Heather W – Sophomore at New York Mills High School ◦Rogelio S – Junior at Highland Park High School ◦Zach C – Junior at Woodbury High School

16 Minnesota Youth Council KARINA The Minnesota Youth Council (MYC) is a collaboration of youth and adults working together to empower and mobilize youth across the state to exercise their voices, opinions and ideas to take action on youth issues. The MYC is a representative group of 36 young people working alongside adults, equally representing each US Congressional district in Minnesota.

17 Making College Affordable Presented by Heather

18 The Power of Good Teachers Presented by Rogelio

19 Increasing Access to Afterschool Learning Opportunities Presented by Zach

20 Eyenga Bokamba EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SPROCKETS Moderated by: A Conversation with Youth Leaders

21 Emerging Program and Policy Initiatives Joan Brandt – Targeted Home Visiting Coalition Barbara Milon – MinneMinds Coalition Peggy Flanagan – Children’s Defense Fund Liz Kuoppala – Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15 Moderator: Denise Johnson, Editorial Writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune

22 Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting: Who We Are  Voluntary and targeted; over 40 organizations  Public and private home visiting providers  Counties  Children’s advocacy organizations  Health plans  Active state agency participation CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

23 Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting: Legislative Agenda Why home visiting?  Early is best  Family engagement matters  Return on Investment  Voluntary and targeted 2015 Legislative Agenda  Maintain current level of funding for home visiting services  Support home visiting infrastructure development-- comprehensive statewide training, data collection, and administration—use of outcomes and standards CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

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25 100+ Members Statewide MINNEMINDS COALITION MEMBERS Education Nonprofits Parents Business Greater MN Communities of Color Health Providers

26 2015 Legislative Agenda Scholarships fully funded by biennium Ensure portability and parent engagement 5,000 children access to high quality early Childhood programs with scholarships Approximately 15,000 at- risk children still in need

27 CDF’s Legislative Priorities Affordable, accessible child care for all Minnesota families –Invest in the Basic Sliding Fee Child Care Assistance Program so that all eligible families can receive the support they need in order to go to work or school; –Increase CCAP provider reimbursement rates so more families can find affordable child care; and –Improve the state child and dependent care tax credit to help more low- and moderate-income families afford the high cost of child care. Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Guaranteed access to Part C Early Intervention Services for young homeless children Improved standards of care for incarcerated pregnant and postpartum mothers

28 Homes for All $39 million CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15 MFIP Transportation Bill $100/month

29 Legislative Leaders Panel Senator Branden Petersen (R – Andover) Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL – Edina) Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL – St. Louis Park) Representative Ron Kresha (R – Little Falls) Moderator: Jim Hoolihan, President and CEO of Industrial Lubricant Company CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

30 Call To Action Becky Roloff President and CEO YWCA of Minneapolis CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

31 Call To Action Show your support for Minnesota’s children and youth by tweeting: “The Minnesota legislature should make children and youth their top issue this year! #CYIB15 #mnleg ” CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 #CYIB15

32 CHILDREN & YOUTH ISSUES BRIEFING January 23, 2015 Visit wwww.StartEarlyFundersMN.org for today’s event materials and more information


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