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Read below about the many programs implemented by agencies we support that aim to Foster Successful Children & Youth:

Boys & Girls Club of the Northland 218-727-1549

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs seek to engage youth in all types of learning by offering daily programs in five core areas, and providing resources for youth to safely and effectively develop as students, family members, and citizens. 

Center City Housing 218-722-7161

  • Toddlers of Tomorrow establishes an individual development plan to meet the specific needs of each child and guarantee them the opportunity to find success in school and life.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Northland 218-279-2543 

  • The Courage Center offers recreational opportunities, seasonal programs, and special events to individuals with disabilities. 

Duluth Area Family YMCA 218-722-4745

  • The Little Treasures childcare center provides a fun, safe, and supportive environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as various educational opportunities for parents seeking to develop stronger relationships with their children.
  • The Mentor Duluth Collaborative matches youth from families with special needs to a positive adult role model with mutual interests, and encourages mentoring through activities that can form nurturing relationships. 
  • The Duluth Area Family YMCA offers five out-of-school time programs with the intent to facilitate youth in forming positive relationships, learning life skills, and increasing the mental, physical, and social health of youth in Duluth.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin - Lake and Pines 218-726-4710 

  • Girls Scouts in ACTION provides leadership opportunities to girls throughout the school year, while also developing other life skills and supporting girls’ academic efforts.

ISD 704 (Proctor Public Schools) 218-628-4958  

  • The Early Childhood program offers programming focused on educational development to preschool children who may not otherwise receive early learning opportunities due to family circumstances and/or financial state. 

Life House 218-722-7431 

  • The Education Program offers individualized academic assessment and support by providing at-risk students with one-on-one tutoring services, personal learning plans, and career development resources.

Lutheran Social Services 218-529-2260 

  • The First Year Program offers services that seek to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote healthy parent-infant attachment through both center and home-based educational programming.
  • The Truancy Action Project works together with at-risk youth, family, and school staff to provide students with the necessary tools to have regular attendance in school. 
  • Together for Youth provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers to have meaningful conversations, raise awareness in the community, and form trustworthy relationships.
Men As Peacemakers 218-727-1939
  • The Girls Restorative Program supports at-risk high school girls by providing in school and after school opportunities for girls to explore challenging social subjects and develop meaningful, honest relationships with peers. 
  • The Boys Restorative Program uses positive male mentors to reach every type of boy, and provides opportunities for boys to explore the true meaning of masculinity, as well as find success in all areas of life. 

Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative 218-733-2016

  • The Academic and Cultural Enrichment Programs provide fun and unique learning opportunities in primarily academics, but also the arts, athletics, life skills, and health. 
Positive Energy Outdoors 218-391-0147
  • Positive Energy Outdoors uses outdoor education to engage students in challenging group and individual activities which teach skills that can be applied to everyday life.

Valley Youth Centers 218-464-5017

  • The Youth Development and Supportive Service offers youth an environment that encourages academic growth and physical well-being in collaboration with family, school, and community members.

Woodland Hills 218-723-3522

  • Woodland Hills’ after-school program, Neighborhood Youth Services, provides youth with the opportunity to develop and experience the world around them through healthy interactions and fun learning. Our mission is to provide unwavering hope and opportunity for youth, families and communities.

YWCA 218-722-7425

  • The Early Childhood Center establishes a base of learning in all domains for children prior to attending school, and involves parents in their child’s development and learning.
  • The Girls and Youth Programs utilize a variety of strategies and programming to encourage students to engage in learning, and to support students’ academic efforts and goals.

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