Media Advisory: August 29, 2012
Contact: Keith Hovis, 651.582.8275 (o) 651.308.2252 (c) or firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEVILLE – Tomorrow, 20 students from both the metro and greater Minnesota will use one of their final days of summer vacation to build a home for those in need. Made possible through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Education and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, students will work at two sites, one on the North side of Minneapolis and one on St. Paul’s East side.
The student volunteers are coming from as close to the metro as Saint Paul and as far as the Iron Range. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will be on hand to kick off the day in the morning at the Minneapolis site.
In addition to promoting community engagement, students will walk away with a great answer to the question, “What did you do this summer?”
• Minnesota Department of Education Back to School House Build
• 20 youth from across Minnesota
• 1208 11th Ave N, Minneapolis
• 803 Lawson Ave E, St. Paul
• All day, starting at 8:30 am
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.