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Snack Packs from the UMN Carlson Alumni

April 26, 2023

Thank you Mike and everyone at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management Alumni Group. Last month they got together for a volunteer day and assembled, packed, and delivered healthy shelf-stable snacks to community groups across the Twin Cities. Mike know of Avenues through his wife’s old med…

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Thank you (again) to the St. Thomas Badminton Club

April 26, 2023

The biggest and baddest club on campus at the University of St. Thomas is none other than the Badminton Club! They not only care about having a good time whacking a shuttlecock back and forth, but also taking care of their community, and they do so delicisouly. For the Spring…

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Avenues is selected for the 2023 Damus Award

April 26, 2023

We are so honored to share that Avenues for Youth has been selected for the 2023 Damus Award! Executive director, Katherine Meerse, accepted the award at a dinner in McNeely Hall on Thursday, April 20, 2023 along with board member Jenna Shermoen, program manager Ryan Berg, and director of development…

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Name Change Clinic

April 19, 2023

May 4, 2023 \ 3:30 – 6:30 pmFamily Tree Clinic 1919 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis MN 55403For LGBTQI+ youth ages 13-24 At this clinic we will review the paperwork and process involved in seeking a name-change in Minnesota. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the procedure and with a…

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Midwest Sociological Society Social Action Award

March 28, 2023

On Friday March 24th, Executive Director, Katherine Meerse and Young Families Program Manager, Karesia Coley attended the reception for the Midwest Sociological Society Conference and represent Avenues as recipients of the Social Action Award. The Social Action Committee selects two organizations each year to recognize for their grassroots work in…

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Thank You Jack and Jill Program

March 28, 2023

Avenues for Youth was proud to partner with the Jack and Jill Program on Sunday the 26th of March. Development Director, Melissa Cuff and Youth Support Specialist, Dara, met with a group of middle school students and three of their Moms, to talk about young people experiencing homelessness. The Jack…

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Thank You to the Twin Cities Gay Pool League

March 28, 2023

The Twin Cities Gay Pool League celebrate their end of season tournament at the Bolt Eagle Bar in Minneapolis. To support their community and particularly LGBTQ+ youth that are experiencing homelessness, this fun and competitive league raise $3,000 through the sale of raffle tickets, donations, and other activities to support…

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Penny War Pride from Topline!

March 28, 2023

During their “Winter Break Week,” Topline Financial Credit Union employees split up into teams for fun competitions to support building relationship and giving back to the community. This year they engaged in “Penny Wars!” Each team could bring in pennies for their own jars to count as points, and silver…

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La La La La Bombas!

March 20, 2023

These socks. This company. The impact…. Immeasurable and comfortable. This incredible sock company has continuously delivered for Avenues for Youth over the last few years. In February they delivered 1500 pairs of the most high quality and stylish socks imaginable. There is enough for every young person in our program…

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Topline Gives Top Comfort

March 20, 2023

The Topline Financial Credit Union community always shows up for a drive with generosity. The Topline community collected lots of warm and cozy bedding items for youth staying in the temporary living program. These pillows, sheets, quilts and throws are the perfect compliment to the duvets provided by the Avenues…

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