The Youth & Family Committee of the Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization is creating ways to engage the youth and family in our community. One way, is through monthly game nights, a Youth Snow Crew, a Youth Advisory Board and meetings. We held our 1st game night on January 23rd, 2021. We played Bingo and had 32 neighbors, along with their families join us on Zoom. We had prizes for winners that were donated from local businesses. It was a very fun event and received a lot of positive feedback. The Youth & Family Committee is also working to assemble a Youth Advisory Board of 8 youth to help guide our work as a committee and board. Third, we have identified a group of Henry students to join our Youth Snow Crew. This project targets neighbors who need help with snow removal because they physically cannot do it themselves. This group of students will be able to offer community service year-round so can also help with yard work and maintaining community gardens. To be able to sustain these efforts as the community has requested, our committee will need funds to continue securing prizes, doing out reach, providing youth incentives, and marketing the events. In an effort to support the local businesses, these funds would be used to purchase gift cards and services from local, North Side businesses. These funds will be able to stretch our efforts if businesses are willing to match donation amount. Our committee is dedicated to bringing community together.
Funded by North Minneapolis, MN (March 2021)