The Hope Youth Center is a FREE equitable learning pod developed to support our South Minneapolis middle and high school students (ages 10+) as they navigate the unique challenges of the C-19 pandemic and civil unrest. The Center will provide tutors, technology, tools and snacks so that working or single parents can focus on overall family health.
Students from all areas are welcome with preference given to BIPOC, those with single parents, or on free or reduced lunch.
On November 10th, we moved into Allina Commons at Midtown Exchange; a modern, well-appointed facility with a secure private entrance, excellent ventilation, high ceilings, and our own large break room. Students will have their own office pods with partitions, and no immediate neighbor.
COVID-19 SAFETY IS #1: COVID-19 protocol will be strictly followed - daily temperature check, masks required, 6ft distance, frequent sanitizing.
We will be using Slack as a forum for parents, students and volunteers. This will serve as a receptacle for information and updates -- and to limit calls, emails and texts to Valerie and Mary Claire (MC). Stay tuned for an invite to that!
Let us know if you have any questions. Please also keep in mind that Valerie, MC, and Marni are also simply community members and volunteers that love our city and love our children. So bear with us as we work out the kinks -- together in the village...
Below is a link to the Volunteer/Tutor/ Mentor Application. The application is to provide us with more background and information. We also have a virtual schedule to sign up for shifts. Even if you are only able to commit to one short shift every 2 weeks, we would be grateful!
The Real Minneapolis | Hope Youth Center
Location: Allina Commons at Midtown Exchange
2925 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:45am-4:00pm
The first (25) students enrolled will receive a free pair of Vans shoes or merchandise! Youth ages 10-18, snacks provided.