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Amigos de las Americas
1170 15 Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414 
Latino  http://www.amigoslink.org/ Amigos de las Americas provides leadership development opportunities for North American youth, improved community health in Latin America, and better cross-cultural understanding on both continents. The organization works primarily with youth in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and surrounding counties.
Beacons Minneapolis     
30 South 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
Multicultral http://www.beaconsminneapolis.org/ The Minneapolis Beacons Network is a collaborative initiative between schools, community, and families with the mission to improve academic, social, and lifework development of youth in low-income communities. Minneapolis Beacons engages youth as leaders and learners by transforming schools into active youth centers afterschool and in the summer, providing free educational, recreational, and leadership development activities for youth and their families.  
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
2550 University Ave W 
St Paul, MN 55114
Multicultural  www.bigstwincities.org/ For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 
Black Achievers Minneapolis
North Community YMCA
1711 Broadway Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
African American  612-588-9484 This mentor group exposes African American youth to various colleges and careers, and facilitates youth participation in community service projects. 
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities
690 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN, 55130
Multicultural http://www.boysandgirls.org/ The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Circle of Discipline Inc
1201 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
Multicultural  http://www.circleofdiscipline.org/ Circle of Discipline mission is to provide youth and young adults with alternative programs and enrichment activities that address their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs—360 degrees of balance, which empowers them to reach their full potential and become positive leaders in their communities, cities, state, and in a global society.
Girls in Action
The Power of People Institute
600 18th Avenue N, Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN  55411
Youth, Girls http://www.giaction.org/ Girls in Action™ is a weekly project for high school girls that extends throughout the school year and is integrated into the regular school day. The project is an innovative four–tiered, curriculum-based program that strives to decrease and prevent violence among urban high school girls while positively reengaging them in academics and leadership.    
Hennepin Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) People with Disabilities  http://hennepinctic.com/ Connects youth/young adults with disabilities and their families to community resources in Hennepin County. Works to empower them to strengthen advocacy skills in order to navigate their life plan.
Jack and Jill of America--St. Paul Chapter
Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc.
6300 Gleason Road
Edina, MN, 55439 
African American http://www.jack-and-jill.org  Jack and Jill of America provides cultural, social, civic, and recreational activities for African American mothers and their children aged 2-18. The organization's mission is to provide a socially and culturally positive experience for children. The organization also supports legislative issues that have an impact on children. 
Kulture Klub Collaborative               
41 N. 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
Multicultral http://www.kultureklub.org/about.html Kulture Klub Collaborative is an independent nonprofit arts organization that brings together artists and homeless teens at YouthLink/Project OffStreets, a crisis drop-in center- located in downtown Minneapolis. Through workshops, open mics, cultural presentations, and "art views," homeless teens develop their creative expression, receive exposure to artistic excellence, and enter into a group of peers, supportive adults, and diverse social communities. 
La Escuelita                
4137 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55407    
Latino http://laescuelita.org/ La Escuelita's mission is to develop and implement strategies for youth development that increase Latino youth academic success in Minneapolis. La Escuelita is an after-school program that provides academic assistance and leadership opportunities to Latino youth ages 12-18.
Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center  2438 18th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
American Indian  http://www.littleearth.org/mura/default/ The mission of Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center (LENELC) is to provide a community-owned center whose leadership is committed to working with the Little Earth housing community, American Indian families, and the Phillips neighborhood to maintain a neighborhood facility for culturally based early childhood education. LENELC is a gathering place and learning center to support stronger families, healthier children, and brighter hopes. 
Minneapolis CARES Mentoring Movement   
1 South Ninth Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
African, African American http://www.mpmn.org/Events/MinneapolisCares.aspx MCMM’s mission is to create a highly visible and effective national mentoring campaign targeting the Black community. The specific goals of the Minneapolis CARES Mentoring Movement are to bring guidance to the lives of youngsters by pairing them with organizations that offer mentoring services and programs and to significantly increase the pool of caring Black mentors.
Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board
330 2nd Avenue South, Suite 540
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Multicultural http://www.ycb.org/about_us/ The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board promotes the health, safety, education and overall development of Minneapolis youth.
Minneapolis Youth Diversion
41 N. 12th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55403 
American Indian  http://www.youthlinkmn.org Minneapolis Youth Diversion offers individual counseling, peer support groups, truancy intervention groups, advocacy for continuing education programs, family counseling consistent with the values of the American Indian people, and advocacy to keep youth out of the juvenile justice system.
Network for the Development of Children of African Descent
655 Fairview Ave N.
St Paul, MN, 55104 
African  http://www.ndcad.org The mission of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD) is to strengthen the cultural connections within communities of African descent that promote, sustain, and enhance the healthy development of children. The organization engages in book distribution and literacy outreach, provides reading instruction and tutoring, offers family and community literacy activities, provides training and adult education, and maintains a cultural resource lending library. 
Oromia Youth Association
1505 S. Fifth St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454 
African, Oromo http://www.oromiayouth.org The mission of the Oromia Youth Association is to promote Oromo culture and language among youth to ensure that they do not lose their cultural identity and roots. The organization provides positive role models, educational support, and general assistance to newly arrived Oromia youth refugees, and strives to contribute to the social, economic, educational, technological, and political development of all Oromo people. 
Park Avenue Foundation
Park Avenue Church
3400 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Multicultural  http://www.parkavefoundation.org Park Avenue Foundation's mission is to support and develop youth and families in the Minneapolis community through programs, partnerships, and advocacy. Current initiatives include an Urban Summer Program serving 300+ kids and employing community members, a science enrichment project called Tronix Team, Friends & Amigos bilingual family program, a medical clinic, and a legal clinic. 
Project SUCCESS
One Groveland Terrace, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
Multicultural http://www.projectsuccess.org/ Project SUCCESS is a youth-development organization that works with students over a seven-year period, from middle school through high school, to help them develop life-skills that can transform their lives. Through our goal-setting workshops, theater experiences, and special programming/services, students learn to make informed choices and plan for meaningful futures.
Reclaim
3217 Hennepin Ave S, Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
GLBTQA http://reclaim-lgbtyouth.org/ Reclaim aims to increase access to mental health support so LGBT youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.
Somali American Education Program
1931 South 5th Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55454
African, Somali   The mission of SAEP is closing the educational gap and promoting higher academic achievements and career advancements of Somali American students.
St. Paul Youth Services
 2100 Wilson Ave 
St Paul, MN, 55119
Multicultual http://stpaulyouthservices.wordpress.com/ St. Paul Youth Services redirects youth who are starting to get in trouble at home, at school, or with the law.
The League of Young Voters- Twin Cities
540 President St., 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Multicultral http://theleague.com/about The League of Young Voters empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color.  The League makes political engagement relevant by meeting young people where they are, working on issues that affect their lives, and providing them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change in their communities.
The Loft Summit-University Teen Center, Inc. 1063 Iglehart Ave.
St. Paul, MN,   55104 
African American   The Loft promotes youth development in St. Paul's African American community. Programs include participatory recreation, employment assistance and counseling, leadership training, community service projects, health education, family planning, and teen pregnancy prevention for males and females. It uses a drop-in counseling format that allows teens to plan programs for their peers. 
Trans Youth Support Network
3405 Chicago Avenue South (office)
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
GLBTQ http://www.transyouthsupportnetwork.org/ The Trans Youth Support Network is a partnership of youth and community members working together to support trans youth in Minnesota.
YMCA Twin Cities          
2125 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Multicultural http://www.ymcatwincities.org/ The YMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services organization dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.