The Cook County YMCA is now closed for the day due to the presence of paint fumes from the locker room remodeling project. Child Care Center participants have been relocated to the ISD 166 cafeteria for pick-up. The after-school program will be running in the ISD 166 school cafeteria and the 9-12th grade Ballet/Jazz Combo will be running in the 4H Log Cabin building. All other activities and classes are cancelled today (2/26/2020).
Engage in Our Community
Invest in Our Youth
Our members work with youth who struggle to keep up with their peers. Small groups of students participate in hands on experiential learning projects, fun outdoor education lessons, and homework help clubs. True North members engage kids in learning and build their confidence to succeed in school.
Our members provide enrichment activities, academic help, and social-emotional support to students outside of school time. True North members have started cooking clubs, volunteer clubs, chess clubs, invited guest speakers, planned holiday parties and field trips, and many other activities that promote healthy development.
AmeriCorps was established to engage all citizens in community service, and True North contributes to this goal by involving children in service-learning projects. Centering on Global Youth Service Day, our members help children plan and execute a service-learning project of their choosing.
The Americorps Experience
From orientation week in August, to fall and spring retreats, to monthly trainings–you will receive professional development from local leaders. Youth development topics include trauma-informed care, math and reading intervention, behavior management, caseload management, activity planning, service-learning, to name just a few.
Community service is the heart of AmeriCorps. Not only is it inspiring work, our members get to dive deep into the community–meeting new people and working with organizations across northern Minnesota. There are many opportunities to network with leaders in business, non-profit, and youth development.
Create a club. Lead a service-learning project. Invite local speakers. Develop a caseload. Communicate with teachers. Plan social events, retreats, and trainings. Opportunities for leadership abound in True North AmeriCorps. Then, come back for a second year as a Team Leader.
Develop your techniques with support from our reading and math coaches, site supervisors, data specialist, and True North staff.