Community Pride!

July 8, 2024

June was full of pride and solidarity as we celebrated LGBTQI+ youth. From fundraisers to festivals, community partners raised support for Avenues’ programs. Together, we’re creating safe and affirming spaces where all youth can thrive! Best Buy Pride Showcase and Resource Fair Thank you to Best Buy and Cargill for…

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lain’s story

June 24, 2024

LGBTQI+ youth have a 120% higher risk of experiencing homelessness*. With these rates of LGBTQI+ youth homelessness, it’s vital to create safe and affirming spaces for young people to pursue their dreams. At Avenues, we listen to their stories, make sure they are safe and partner with them on their journeys…

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Spring Community Partnerships

April 17, 2024

We rely on volunteers and community support to keep the houses looking great, stock the closets with hygiene products and welcome baskets, and spread awareness of our work. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC Thank you to Nancy and the entire team at Boston Scientific Arden Hills location for the gift of 88 smartphones! When the…

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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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Community Partners Show The Love

February 25, 2024

We’re feeling the love from our community partners! We rely on volunteers and community support to keep the houses looking great, stock the closets with hygiene products and welcome baskets, and spread awareness of our work. Over the last fiscal year, Avenues was fortunate to receive support from many companies,…

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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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