This program encourages early literacy by providing free books to children between the ages of 0 to 5. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child's name directly to his/her home.
The child enrolled in this wonderful program can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures until he/she turns five years old and remains a resident of Crow Wing and Cass counties during that time period. The program has no enrollment limitations and is available to every family within our service area.
Reach Out and Read
This program is funded through a unique collaborative effort by community partners that encourages early childhood literacy by introducing and reinforcing the value of reading to both parents and children by a trusted authority, their primary care physician. Any child age 6 months to 5 years will receive the gift of a book at each well-child visit.
The primary objective is to provide a safe, encouraging and enriching environment where youth are able to develop healthy relationships with each other as well as with positive adult community
members as a means of personal development.
The goal with LifeTalks is to empower youth to learn behaviors and build personal and community health.
STRIVE is a program for the Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes High School seniors with emphaisis on preparing for post-graduation opportunities and responsibilities while working to improve grade pint averages. The program's goal is to motivate interested High School seniors to discover their own strengths and talents to increase their personal and academic achievement.