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19 11, 2013

A quiet deer opener beneath the pines near Grand Rapids

By |November 19th, 2013|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Relationships that support mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being|

This story written by Sam Cook  appeared in the 11/10/13 issue of the Duluth News Tribune and features local friends, Randy McCarty and John Latimer. It's a bit long for a blog post but we offer it here as a beautiful testament to the power of connection and relationship - and how it's connection and relationship that create the conditions that [...]

5 11, 2013

Five 4-Hers attend Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show

By |November 5th, 2013|High quality out-of-school programs and activities|

Congratulations to the young women of the Blackberry 4-H Club for earning the Herdsmanship Award at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show! Submitted Herdsmanship Award Itasca County 4-H members at the 2013 MN 4-H State Horse Show receive their Herdsmanship Award: from left, Katie Adams, Justine Blake, Annie Crotteau, Liesi Francisco, Katie Warner.  Although 4-H trips to state events are [...]

15 10, 2013

Itasca area music students get remote lessons from MacPhail Center for Music

By |October 15th, 2013|Arts physical activity and healthy living, High quality out-of-school programs and activities|

Maggie Anderson is set to get a lesson from Jacqueline Ultan in the Grand Rapids High School telepresence room. Ultan was in the Twin Cities at the time. MacPhail Center for Music President Paul Babcock (standing) answered questions about how the technology worked for both instructors and students. This story by Nathan Bergstedt shows that the sky really [...]

3 06, 2013

Community Ed offers summer camps and classes for youth

By |June 3rd, 2013|Arts physical activity and healthy living, High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News, Supported inside and outside of school|

Thanks to Karen Walker from Community Ed for submitting this post! Close the Summer Achievement Gap by keeping your kids connected with fun engaging enrichment activities this summer. Community Education is offering a variety of camps and classes for Youth this summer.  We have a gardening/art class you can take with your kids. Fiber Arts camp you can attend with [...]

1 05, 2013

New summer program for girls

By |May 1st, 2013|High quality out-of-school programs and activities|

Petal Power is a  four-month summer mail program designed for girls entering kindergarten or Grade 1 in the fall of 2013. Petal Power gives girls and their families a chance to explore Girl Scouts though a series of activities, projects and other fun things to do. The activities are geared towards building self esteem and discovering fun through active learning. [...]

15 03, 2013

High School teams from throughout northern Minnesota gather for Native American Language Quiz Bowl

By |March 15th, 2013|Develop skills to live, work and thrive in an ever changing world, Feel accepted, High quality out-of-school programs and activities, The School Years|

Thanks to Student Success Core Team member Harold Annette for the invitation to attend last week's Ojibwe Language and Culture Quiz Bowl. It was both fun and a great learning experience. Congratulations to all the students who participated and to the winning teams! by Nathan Bergstedt, Grand Rapids Herald-Review “When you speak another language or play music, your cognition process [...]

14 01, 2013

Ground Floor offers youth acceptance

By |January 14th, 2013|Feel accepted, High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News|

Among the goals on the Pathway to Student Success is one that reads "Every student will feel accepted". The Ground Floor fills that need for the students who walk through their door. This story, written by Amanda Dosen Windorski, originally appeared in the 2012 "At Home" report, distributed to residents of the Grand Rapids area. The Ground Floor offers [...]

10 01, 2013

Mentoring works!

By |January 10th, 2013|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Relationships that support mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being|

Thanks to Lori Kangas-Olson of Bridges Kinship Mentoring for today's post... Bridges Kinship Mentoring serves youth and children in Itasca County with 4 quality programs. The commitment is small but the rewards are large. Community Based, School Based, Kinship Connections and Lunch Buddies are unique ways to volunteer your time by spending it with a child. Mentoring works! [...]

17 12, 2012

There’s nothing better than to see a proud child

By |December 17th, 2012|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News|

Congratulations to the kids of the Deer River Boys and Girls club for reaching 10,060 minutes of reading! And thanks to Chad Evans for penning this post. His enthusiasm is contagious! We are excited about our reading program and how the kids are so accepting of participating in it! The King School with Reading Corps, Americorps has developed a School [...]