Living Generously 3881 2861 Kim Bowman

Living Generously

If you have been taking a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA each year, please read on. An intriguing new opportunity has arrived in 2023 as part of the SECURE Act. Background: If you are age 70-½ or older, you may re-direct funds coming out of your IRA (your RMD) to charitable causes. These are…

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Meet Destiny! 1707 2560 Kate Kinkade

Meet Destiny!

With a special love of painting pictures and reciting pages from her favorite book, Chrysanthemum, Destiny is bright, talented, and determined to be a leader. Her mom, Sharla, laughs: “Sometimes I call her auntie,” she says, “because she has an older soul.” Destiny’s journey with Way to Grow began when she was just two years…

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Living Generously 3881 2861 Kim Bowman

Living Generously

As Thanksgiving approaches, please know that gratitude abounds at Way to Grow for all of the gifts we receive to support our intensive home visiting work with children and families. Our hearts are moved by the generosity we see in action each day, knowing we could not have a deep impact without the many donors…

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The Present and Future of Way to Grow’s Impact 3415 3293 Chelsea DeLong

The Present and Future of Way to Grow’s Impact

Fadumo and Emmanuel’s Story For over 30 years, Way to Grow has worked with families in the Twin Cities, providing high-impact, early childhood and elementary education to help children and families succeed in school and life. Way to Grow provides parents and caregivers the tools they need to be their child’s #1 teacher, encouraging parents…

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Introducing Jearlyn + Jevetta Steele! 1200 600 Way to Grow

Introducing Jearlyn + Jevetta Steele!

Jearlyn Steele Jearlyn is a member of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, who have performed from Carnegie Hall to Brazil and to the Super Bowl Live Verizon stage in 2018. Recently, Jearlyn and The Steeles were a part of the 2022 (Prince) Celebration at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. For more than a decade,…

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Meet Maya and Maki! 2560 1707 Chelsea DeLong

Meet Maya and Maki!

Way to Grow’s Family Educators know that every family and child is unique, so they customize literacy lessons and tailor academic curriculum to fit each child’s strengths.  When Eureka heard about Way to Grow, she thought it would be a great fit for her twins, Maya and Maki. Eureka reached out after her twins completed…

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Living Generously 3881 2861 Kim Bowman

Living Generously

With school back in session, calendars are filling with autumn activities, sports events, social gatherings and charity galas (ours is October 14 – join us!). The pace of life is speeding up, and it seems impossible to fit everything in. As autumn unfolds, we hope you’ll note moments when your heart is stirred to help…

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It’s a Wrap on Summer Reads! (Plus, 6 Other Tips for Summertime Learning) 5038 2726 Chelsea DeLong

It’s a Wrap on Summer Reads! (Plus, 6 Other Tips for Summertime Learning)

6 Tips for Summertime Learning Visit a library and READ! Do math-based activities at home: cooking, counting, board games Visit parks, museums, zoos (and see if they offer family discounts or free visit programs!) Set time aside daily to work on academic skills Have FUN and be ENGAGED! Practice flashcards, get outside, play games with…

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Meet Aubrey! 2560 1707 Way to Grow

Meet Aubrey!

In a year and half, the confident, go-getter Aubrey went from being a cautious, nervous reader to loving books of every kind. Most importantly, she is now reading at grade level with an infectious smile! Aubrey’s family educator, Alison, first met Aubrey and her family seven years ago. Through her many accomplishments made alongside Way…

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Meet Brian! 7971 6000 Kate Kinkade

Meet Brian!

On a chilly Saturday morning, Brian arrives at the Way to Grow office with bright red sneakers, a flashing light-up watch, a smile just short of one front tooth, and an important question on his mind: “Did you know that the blue whale has the biggest heart in the world?”     Brian is a…

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Abubakar: a reading superstar! 3986 3000 Payton Gresczyk

Abubakar: a reading superstar!

Maryan and her four children have been enrolled in Way to Grow programming for over seven years! They have worked closely with their warmhearted and dedicated Family Educator, Shany, since 2014. The youngest of the four children, five year old Abubkar, has been excelling in school and Shany has been very impressed with his desire…

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Magers & Quinn Spotlight 3334 1459 Kate Kinkade

Magers & Quinn Spotlight

We are so thankful for our Community Partner, Magers and Quinn Booksellers! Thanks to their talented Outside Sales and Outreach team members, Christine and Charlie, Way to Grow is able to put unique and culturally relevant books in the hands of children and families. Christine and Charlie spend time working directly with booksellers and publishers…

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