St. Paul police hold East and West African youth summit

A program for East and West African youth will be held Saturday by the St. Paul Police Department.

Organizers hope to see 100 young people for the “East & West African Youth Summit” at the Amherst H. Wilder Center, 451 N. Lexington Av.

They say the free event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, will offer presentations on:

  • health and wellness
  • Internet and social media safety
  • employment opportunities
  • youth programs for personal and professional development

Recruiters from government agencies and colleges will be there to advise about jobs and post-secondary education.

The police department is getting help with the event from:

  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • Afro Deli & Catering
  • Average Mohamed
  • Ka Joog
  • Metro Transit
  • Minnesota Workforce Center
  • Ramsey County
  • Right Track
  • Saint Paul College Somali Student Association
  • Somali Action Alliance
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • West Bank Athletic Club

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