Youth Leadership Programs

Neighborhood House is a great place for youth who are seeking new opportunities to develop skills, supportive relationships, and a positive self-image in a safe, nurturing setting. Youth participants are often active in more than one program, and frequently become involved through a peer-referral network of friends and family.

The Celita Center
The Celita Center is where youth, ages 12-18, develop positive relationships with adults, find homework help, a positive social network, and support for whatever is happening in their lives. Monday-Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Neighborhood House’s Wellstone Center location, room 137. For more information, contact TJ Yocum, 651-789-2525 or email.

Kids Imagine
This unique program incorporates mindfulness, homework and literacy skills, physical activity, and STEAM activities to enhance learning for youth in grades K-5. Programming occurs Monday-Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Neighborhood House’s Wellstone Center location, room 137. For more information on times and days that the clubs meet, contact: Khiem Duong by email.

Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
TOP, for youth ages 12-15, combines weekly peer group meetings, positive adult relationships, new experiences, and community service learning to increase healthy behaviors. Youth will explore volunteering projects, leadership opportunities, and new places on field trips, all in a fun and interactive group environment. TOP Clubs are run at multiple locations September – May. For more information on times and days that the clubs meet, contact: Esteban Rodriguez-Hefty by email.

3D Core IT Program
Through a unique partnership with Minnesota Computers for Schools (MNCFS) students, ages 14-18, become proficient in basic computer skills, applications, and use of the Internet. Staff work to engage youth in leadership development, digital education, life skills management and community service. Youth must register to reserve one of the openings. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sari Olson at 651-789-2561 or email.

Health & Wellness Teen Outreach Program
for youth ages 12-15, combines weekly peer group meetings, positive adult relationships, new experiences, and community service learning to increase healthy behaviors. Youth will explore volunteering projects, leadership opportunities, and new places on field trips, all in a fun and interactive group environment. Youth are invited to join anytime. Fridays 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Neighborhood House’s Wellstone Center location. For more information, contact Esteban Rodriguez-Hefty by email.

GRIP
GRIP helps youth define their identity, make positive contributions to the community, build upon personal strengths/interests, and increase community support systems in their lives. We serve youth ages 11-24. These youth are either currently involved in the juvenile justice system or at risk of becoming involved. GRIP participants are referred to the program by neighborhood schools, probation officers, Boys Totem Town (BTT), the St. Paul Gang Unit, concerned parents or various other community organizations.
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