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