Security Debrief contributor Erroll Southers writes in HSToday about trends in terrorist recruitment in Minneapolis-St. Paul and explains how new innovative programs are helping the Somali-American community counter violent extremism. He writes:

“Today, the grassroots effort in Minneapolis looks entirely different. In just a year, there has been a focused, impressive growth of programs and organizations. As part of the federally led Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, locally known as Building Community Resilience, the Youthprise Board of Directors approved $400,000 in grants and technical assistance through the Somali Youth Development Fund to support positive youth development activities, community engagement, and capacity building for organizations that work with Somali youth.”

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