The YouthWorks!/Suburban Ramsey Out of School Time Initiative (OSTN) is a team that merged together when COVID-19 hit our communities.
In partnership with Ramsey County Workforce Services, SRFC co-facilitates this countywide weekly meeting (every Tuesday from 9 – 10am) with area youth workers from organizations such as Mentor MN, HIRED, Lutheran Social Services, YWCA, CLUES, Hmong American Partnership, Ampact, 180 Degrees, The Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Collaborative, Elpis Enterprises and Merrick and Keystone Community Services and the YMCA, with school district staff from across Ramsey County, and organizations such as Youthprise, Women's Press and the Sundance Family Foundation to work together to increase access for youth to Earn, Learn and Lead in their communities. We address the gaps and needs that youth tells us is preventing access to opportunities and we strategize how to address these gaps and system barriers in coordination with Ramsey County and their Workforce Initiative. By working together, we hope to OPEN DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY for ALL youth in our communities, focusing on those who are most marginalized and under supported.
ZOOMERKAMMERS! - Informational hour long sessions focus on careers and trainings that are available in the Twin Cities area for youth seeking entry-level pathways to middle income careers.
YOUTH JOBS INFO (updated daily) - A list of youth jobs and training opportunities