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
Cherry Schools - ISD #2142, Iron: $500
To help students identify, record, and preserve their school forest through photography.
Girl Scouts of MN/WI Lakes & Pines, Duluth: $1,000
To support the purchase of a vision screener that will help many Duluth children and youth get free vision screenings.
Story Portage, Ely: $1,000
To create and implement a student-led theatrical production engaging the whole Ely community.
Duluth Area Family YMCA, Duluth: $1,000
To support young leaders to be active citizens through the process of learning about local politics and government with their peers.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth: $832
To support the Photography Club, in which youth learn about photography, go on field trips to take photos, and share their art in a portfolio.
Superior High School, Superior: $750
In support of high school CSI Biology and Chemistry students developing and implementing an outdoor science activity at the Superior School Forest for area 5th graders.
Northern Lights Community School, Warba: $428
To create an herb garden made up of culinary and healing herbs that will be shared with the students and the school chef for use in school lunches.
Good Knight Jam, Mountain Iron: $1,000
To support the Babbitt skating arena by offering a day of fun for all children and their families.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Duluth: $430
To provide computer access for homeless youth to seek and fill out job applications as well as search for permanent housing.
North St. Louis County 4-H Federation, Virginia: $400
To support a student led creation of birthday bags for families that are unable to afford all the ingredients of a cake, candles, and card.
Recreational Experiences Achieving Community Harmony (REACH), Cloquet: $1,000
To expand the SOS Team to Esko students and provide opportunities to raise suicide awareness, support peers, share coping skills, and more.
Ordean East Middle School - ISD #709, Duluth: $829
To design and create shelving, storage, and potting features for their student-run school greenhouse.