Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
This program encourages early literacy by providing free books to children from birth to age five. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child's name directly to his/her home.
Children 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, Cass, and Aitkin Counties during that time period. The program has no enrollment limitations and is available to every household within our service area at no cost to the family.
Restorative Group Programming- Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project
The core program of LARJP is Restorative Group Conferencing (RGC). RGC provides a forum for juvenile wrongdoers and their families, those victimized by the harm, and their supporters to meet in a safe and respectful environment to discuss the incident. LARJP gets case referrals from the County Attorney’s office and 6 county Police Departments as well as the schools in Crow Wing County.
Life Talks @ The Shop (Brainerd/Baxter Youth Center)
The goal with LifeTalks is to empower youth to learn behaviors and build personal and community health.
Youth Mentoring - Kinship Partners
Kinship Partners is a nonprofit youth mentoring organization serving families within Crow Wing county, southern Cass county and Staples/Motley area of Minnesota by providing positive role models to youth in our communities.