Programs

Community & Youth Programming

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Youth Programs

Basic Construction Skills / Home Repairs

Entry level home repair, home remodel skills for teenagers, lead by mentor/trained professional contractors.

  • Increase teens employability
  • Teach essential lifelong skills, sustainability & resourcefulness
  • Improve quality of neighborhood homes & community pride

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Urban Teaching Gardens

We have 2 gardens and 1 orchard in the Riverbend & KingIrving neighborhoods where we teach gardening, beekeeping and mentor youth.

  • Teach skills for food production
  • Therapeutic act of gardening for wellness & healthy lifestyle
  • Increase employability through skills building

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Youth Athletics & Yoga

Athletic training by former collegiate athletes, free to youth. Also Yoga taught in the DSM public schools.

• Greater equality in accessibility to athletics

• Yoga for mindfulness and wellness

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Arts & Culture

The healing aspect of creativity, and empowerment through healthy self-expression are at the root of this program. A celebration of Urban culture.

• Diversity Equity & Inclusion for youth access to arts

• Local artists engaged with urban teens for self-expression

Community Programs

Feeding the Community

Every weekend we hand out hundreds of hot ready to eat meals from our sidewalk at 6th & College.

• Keeping families fed in a food insecure community

• Engaging teens in philanthropy of feeding others

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Donation based Movement & Mindfulness

We are removing the financial & demographic boundaries to yoga, movement and mindfulness classes. Classes are taught by certified instructors, and offered at a pay-what-you-can donation rate.

Movement Classes << follow link to movement schedule

• Diversity Equity & Inclusion for access to yoga and mindfulness

• Improved wellness for individual community members

• Stress relief and improved self-confidence

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Basic Needs Drives

We facilitate seasonal drives in response to discrepancy in income-to-needs-ratio in our surrounding community With basic needs met a community can thrive.

Calendar of Drives:

December Coat Drive <<< fulfilled. Thank you!

February Hoodie Drive <<< fulfilled. Thank you!

Spring Clothing Drive <<< fulfilled. Thank you!

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