The Northland Foundation created the KIDS PLUS Institute to provide high-quality convening, training, and informational programs focused on child and youth development topics. The KIDS PLUS Institute offers conferences, trainings, seminars, and networking opportunities throughout the year for both young people and adults.
Since the inception of KIDS PLUS in 1990, the Northland Foundation has provided a number of unique convening and training sessions including: Youth In Philanthropy grantwriting training, the Key Leaders Summit on Early Care and Education, the Child Care Providers' Appreciation and Training Seminar, and the Regional Alliance of KIDS PLUS and Early Childhood Communities. It serves as a resource to bring nationally-acclaimed presenters and local and regional experts to venues accessible to youth and adults across the region.
Click here to visit the EVENTS page featuring more information on upcoming trainings, convenings, and programs.
In October 2015, more than 1,200 high school students from northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin participated in Pathway to Careers, a day of interactive career exploration and learning. Thanks to sponsors, exhibitors, workshop panelists, and volunteers, these youth had access to more than 80 hands-on exhibits and took part in breakout workshops focused on different industry/career sectors!