Black History Month

February 25, 2024

February is Black History Month and we’re celebrating Black individuals from the past and present day who have changed the course of history and strengthened our communities. Black History is relevant every day, but we celebrate in February to honor ancestor Frederick Douglass, who was born enslaved and did not know his…

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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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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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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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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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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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A Fundraiser’s Guide to Give to the Max!

November 4, 2022

Help us raise money for Give to the Max Day by creating a Peer to Peer Fundraiser on our GiveMN page: Download the file below for tools and language to use for your fundraiser, as well as instructions on how to build one or watch this great video put…

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Holiday Program 2022!

October 31, 2022

Join the Holiday Event at Avenues! One of the most special ways to get involved with Avenues is to fulfill a youth wish list this holiday season. Each year, we rely on our community to make sure every youth at Avenues has gifts to open and feels that holiday cheer.  …

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Give to the Max Day

October 31, 2022

The holiday season can be a tough time for the young people staying Avenues. It is a season defined by being in a cozy home with family, sharing meals and giving gifts and affection. While we cannot replace or recreate this dynamic exactly for every young resident, but with your…

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Minneapolis Avenues Age Change

October 3, 2022

Beginning in the fall of 2022, we are changing the age range at the Minneapolis Avenues location from 16 to 21, to 18 to 24. In making this decision, we looked closely at the data and talked with our partner organizations.

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