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Love is the Heart of Avenues for Youth

February 15, 2024

Recently, youth at Brooklyn Avenues spent time creating self-love jars, pulling affirmation cards, writing a gratitude list, and celebrating the new year. While the youth contemplated love and gratitude, they ate snacks and later watched movies together after the staff cooked a delicious meal to share. In keeping with the…

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ConneQT in Community

November 22, 2023

This fall, ConneQT staff have enjoyed being out into the community, getting into conversation, and building relationships with incredible partners across the Twin Cities!  AARP Twin Cities and StoryCorps Present Listening OutLoud: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Voices  AARP Minnesota and StoryCorps came together to document, preserve and amplify stories from…

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Give to the Max for Community!

November 1, 2023

Give to the Max, Minnesota’s annual giving holiday is upon us! Give to the Max celebrates Minnesotan generosity and its impact on every community across our state. “Research shows that individual giving from donors like you and me is the largest source of revenue for nonprofits each year,” said Jake…

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October Community Partners

October 23, 2023

When you partner with Avenues for Youth, you make a difference in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness. Community partners help provide vital support and dollars, advocate for equity, and learn about the root causes of homelessness. Thank you to our incredible October partners! Boston Scientific Shows Up…

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Be An Avenues Ambassador!

October 20, 2023

Give to the Max, Minnesota’s annual giving holiday, is coming up! Can you help us make it the best one ever? Each night in Minnesota, approximately 5,000 youth experience homelessness. There are only enough youth shelter beds in Minnesota for about 15% of these young people. Currently, Avenues for Youth’s…

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September Community Partnerships

September 25, 2023

When you partner with Avenues for Youth, you make a difference in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness. Community partners help provide vital support and dollars, advocate for equity, and learn about the root causes of homelessness. Thank you to our incredible September partners! XCEL IS EXCELLENT On…

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Remembering MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

August 25, 2023

August 28, 2023 marks 60 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Today, a new children’s book aims to connect his words to a new generation. “Echo in the Distance” is written by Emmy-award-winning journalist and…

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Awesome Community Partners

August 23, 2023

Topline Supplies Vital Technology Tools! TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, donated laptops and iPads to Avenues to assist young adults with online access to complete their schoolwork. TopLine donated 25 laptops and 2 iPads valued at around $4,000! These refurbished devices will be distributed…

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We are a Meets Standards® Organization!

August 21, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that Avenues for Youth continues to qualify as a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! Nonprofit organizations, such as Avenues, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarilyparticipating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is…

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July Community Partner Shout Outs

July 26, 2023

Thank you to the community partners who showed up for Avenues in July! For over ten years the faith community at Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove has been a steadfast partner to Avenues for Youth. Advent consistently looks for opportunities to uplift youth experiencing homelessness. We are so grateful for all…

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