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The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, creates safe, engaging spaces for young people to learn and grow outside of school.
Studies show that more than 250,000 kids in Minnesota would participate in out-of-school activities if a program were available in their community. The Y strives to meet this need by developing enrichment programs that meet young people in their schools or in their homes.
“The YMCA is committed to expanding outside its four walls to reach young people where they are,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the Y. “Access is a key factor to keeping our youth safe and engaged outside of school, and the Y removes barriers so that all in our community can participate.”
Gunderson added that the Y team designs programs that are flexible and can meet the needs of specific communities. YMCA out-of-school education and enrichment programs are found in Y facilities, schools, apartment complexes, mobile home communities and more, and include the following opportunities:
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Because the Y is a leading nonprofit committed to helping all learn, grow and thrive, financial assistance is available based on need.