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Dream Maker Spotlight with Rebecca Spartz

November 29, 2022

Rebecca Spartz joined the Dream Maker Society just over a year ago and has been a longtime supporter of Avenues. Her career working with people facing great challenges, starting as a social worker, has been a significant influence in her life. Rebecca currently holds the position of Director, Behavioral Health…

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Upper Room & Their Generosity this Thanksgiving

November 22, 2022

This week, Upper Room generously donated Thanksgiving kits to provide a traditional holiday meal to about 50 young people at Avenues. They included sweet potato pies that the church members personally baked in the church kitchen in collaboration with Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, a non-profit in Golden Valley. This years’…

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2021 990 Form

November 18, 2022
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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: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Avenues-For-Youth 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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Youth Experience: Home at Brooklyn Avenues

October 31, 2022

Alexi, a 19 year-old living at Brooklyn Avenues, recently shared about their experience in the program and how it’s the people and personal connections that have made the difference during their stay. Read Alexi’s interview below.  “I wish that people knew that homelessness should not be something taken as people…

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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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3M Pride Packs Apartment Kits!

October 24, 2022

Thank you, again, to an incredible community partner, the 3M Pride Alliance out of Cottage Grove. This division of the 3M Pride Alliance contacted Avenues with the inspiration to support LGBTQ youth in the ConneQT host-home program. Over a month they collected items to build apartment kits for youth leaving…

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It’s a Great Pumpkin, Trader Joes!

October 24, 2022

Thank you to the Downtown Minneapolis Trader Joe’s for your generous pumpkin contribution. Both Minneapolis and Brooklyn Avenues are feeling autumn vibes and are ready to carve jack-o-lanterns!

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BUMC Brings the Boo! to Brooklyn Avenues

October 23, 2022

A community favorite, the Women’s Circle at Brooklyn United Methodist Church contacted Avenues wanting to know what they could do to treat the youth to a spook-tacular Halloween! They showed up with decorations and candy and the Brooklyn Avenue house has never been as boo-tiful! Thank you Shelia and Carolea…

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