PC LogoPark Center Senior High students will have opportunities to prepare for future careers through paid internships with local businesses under a new partnership funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Osseo Area Schools will share the $95,000 grant with five other partners, forming one of five pilot programs in the state: TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, BrookLynk, Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, Hopkins Public Schools, and St. Louis Park Public Schools.

Through the Youth Skills Training pilot program, Osseo Area Schools students who are enrolled in designated classes at Park Center can apply for information technology-related internships with local businesses. The number of internships will depend on the availability of business partners.

Information technology interns will gain on-the-job training and experience under a professional supervisor/mentor. They will also receive workplace readiness training and support to help them succeed in the internship and in future jobs.

Students enrolled in Park Center’s designated information technology courses will learn about how to apply for the paid internship program this fall.


Reading is Fun 2018 logoGrab your family and friends and head to the starting line at this year’s Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Elm Creek Park Reserve (12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove).

This annual event returns for its eighth year and serves as a healthy and social opportunity that also supports media centers in Osseo Area Schools. Individuals and families may register online through Aug. 4, or in person on the morning of the race.

Important times on race day include:

  • 8 a.m. – Check in and registration
  • 9 a.m. – 1K family fun run/walk; mascot race
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5K run/walk start

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in the following age groups: 5 to 12; 13 to 18; 19 to 35; 36 to 49; and 50-plus. More information

Prefer to cheer the racers on from the sidelines? Check out how you can get involved with these volunteer opportunities.