Through the generosity of the Minnesota Power Foundation, the following grants were awarded by the young people and adult mentors serving on the KIDS PLUS Youth In Philanthropy Board. These grants support school and community projects planned and developed by youth throughout
Lincoln Park School - ISD #709, Duluth: $1,000
To support positive behaviors by rewarding students that display successful school performance. The focus for the rewards are on behaviors, academic performance, and attendance.
Cook County Community YMCA, Grand Marais: $1,000
To provide a program that teaches youth how our country is run on a national, state, and county level through interaction, visits to local government, as well as a visit to the state capitol.
Duluth Public Schools Academy, Duluth: $1,000
To provide activities and games for kindergarten through 2nd grade students while exploring different local parks.
Northern Lights Community School, Warba: $500
To support a safe LGBT celebration for youth and fellow allies.
Hermantown Middle School - ISD #700, Hermantown: $900
To enhance the FIRST Lego League team with more and better equipment that, in turn, will allow the students to become more excited about science, engineering, and technology while building self-esteem, life skills, and community awareness.
Animal Allies Humane Society, Duluth: $1,000
To support the creation of an in-ground composting system for dog waste.
Carlton High School - ISD #093, Carlton: $657
To provide food and personal hygiene items for low-income and homeless middle and high school students.
Advocates for Family Peace, Grand Rapids: $1,000
To host a family fun night for the community and surrounding areas that will have bands, food, games, and prizes.
Deer River Girl Scout Troop 1481, Talmoon: $1,000
To support an all girl fun and safe adventure camp offering arts and crafts, team-building, outdoor skill building, water safety, and food planning and preparation techniques.
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia: $1,000
To build raised garden beds in downtown Virginia that will serve people with disabilities. These gardens will be accessible for people of all ages and abilities to plant, grow, and harvest.
Barnum Schools - ISD #091, Barnum: $1,000
To support a summer program that offers diverse activities to 3rd through 8th grade students.
Mesabi Family YMCA, Virginia: $1,000
To provide a summer theatre program for children ages 4 through 14 to explore theatre, dance, creative arts, and connect to others who share a passion for performing.