MN Internship Center
Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC) is a decentralized charter high-school with four locations located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The students MNIC reaches out to are primarily low-income, African American youth, ages 15-21, who are motivated to earn their high school diploma despite facing barriers to their education. MNIC strives to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. This includes practicing restorative justice and incorporating circles into the daily routine. Circles create community, build trust, and provide staff and students with a safe place to talk about their concerns. In addition, MNIC staff provide support services to meet holistic student needs including college and career assistance, health advocacy, housing support, and social and emotional support.