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CU Forward with Topline Financial

October 23, 2022

Every year Topline Financial Credit Union brings a committed crew to Brooklyn Avenues for Youth to make sure the grounds are a usable extension of the house. The dozen Topline team members raked, trimmed, weeded, and mulched the lawn into a beautiful landscape. They not only brought the their helping…

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Cleaning and Coming out Closets with Synchrony Financial

October 23, 2022

To recognize and celebrate National Coming Out Day, the dedicated team at Synchrony Financial came over to Minneapolis Avenues to not only talk about the importance of coming out of the closet, but also literally helped clean one out. For three hours the Synchrony team helped clean out, inventory, re-categorize…

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Graybar’s Autumn Activities

October 23, 2022

As the leaves fall, we are so grateful to have partners like Graybar Electric who happily come to help pick them up. Every year Graybar goes above and beyond in supporting youth experiencing homelessness. From educational opportunities about the issue, support during the annual holiday program, and practical hands on…

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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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Bokser Home Donates the Comfort of Home

September 13, 2022

One of the most stylish and comfortable community partners Avenues could ever wish for, Bokser Home, donated all new bedding and pillows for the youth staying in our Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park shelters. This hometown company approached Avenues last year offering to sponsor all of the organizations bedding and towel…

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Xcel Day of Service at Avenues for Youth!

September 13, 2022

Rain could dampen our spirits on Friday September 9th, as a dedicated group from Xcel Energy braved the weather (and thunder) to help landscape the grounds at our Minneapolis Avenues location. The Xcel staff put on their rain slickers and got to work with weeding, mulching, apple picking, and even…

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Thriving with Thrivent Friends

September 13, 2022

Many Avenues supporters have Thrivent accounts and with that comes the option to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars. Two family members of an Avenues staff member made sure to maximize every penny of their gift by strategically buying items for the organization of our Amazon Wishlist. Thank you to Cindy…

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Top of the Class with Topline Financial

September 6, 2022

Topline Financial Credit Union showed up in support of students. Their August school supply drive yielded scores of backpacks, pens, calculators, note books, binders, markers, and more. Literally over a thousand different items were donated to youth currently partnering with Avenues to support their educational goals. Research compiled by the…

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Donor Highlight: Meet Sheri and Emily

August 26, 2022

A Mother Introduced to Avenues by her Daughter  Sheri Johnson has been supporting Avenues for over six years. She is a Dream Maker, a board member, and a wonderful friend of Avenues. However, Sheri’s daughter, Emily Beck, is the longtime Avenues supporter of the family. Sheri and Emily recently shared…

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ConneQTions between Hosts and Youth

August 24, 2022

Youth determination is at the center of our process when matching youth with hosts. In ConneQT, youth get to read the applications of hosts (in each application hosts write an open letter describing who they are and why they want to host) and the youth get to decide who they’d…

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