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Way to Grow’s Shine Celebration 2020: Let’s Connect!

Rethinking Early Education From a Safe Social Distance

In 31 years serving our communities, we’ve always been innovators in delivering effective early education. Despite the pandemic, our work continues. Thank you for joining us for our annual Shine Celebration.

September 25, 2020

6:30 pm / Happy Hour
7:00 pm / Program

You can watch our program online!

Upcoming Events

2020 Shine Celebration
Friday, September 25
Virtual Event

Past Events

Adopt-A-Family 2019

December 2019 – What a month! We cannot thank our supporters enough for making Adopt-A-Family a huge success. From individual families to entire departments at Allina Health, hundreds of community members helped make this season bright. Due to this incredible generosity, this year Way to Grow was able to provide gifts for 60 families! See all the photos on our blog!

Give to the Max Day

November 14, 2019 – This year, with the help of a matching grant, Way to Grow was able to exceed our goal for Give to the Max Day!

30th Anniversary Shine Celebration

October 26, 2019 – Our 30th Anniversary Shine Celebration on October 26, 2019 was an enormous success! Thanks to the support of our generous donors and our extraordinary volunteers and staff, Way to Grow raised over $400,000! Read more about this amazing night.

2019 Graduations

July 28, 2019 –  Summer at Way to Grow is always an exciting time. Click through to hear about our recent 3rd Grade and Early Learner Graduations, and don’t forget to check out all those great smiling faces! 

2019 Spring Luncheon

May 9, 2019 – Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Spring Luncheon! Click to read about the event and check out our 2019 Sponsors.

Marquee Night at the Timberwolves

April 1, 2019 – On Monday, April 1, 200 of our kids and parents descended on Target Center as the Timberwolves took on the Portland Trailblazers. A special shout-out to the Wolves’ all-star point guard Jeff Teague, who selected Way to Grow to be the featured nonprofit for its Marquee Night program—and to the Timberwolves for welcoming our families throughout the season with its Tickets for Kids program! Read more here.

2019 Advocacy Day for Children

March 28, 2019 – As part of Way to Grow’s My Voice Matters initiative, led by the MinneMinds Coalition, our staff and members of families we serve rallied at the Capitol in support of equitable, child-centered, parent-directed, mixed delivery approaches to state policies affecting families and children. Read more about the goals of Advocacy Day here!

To see even more of our past events, check out our archive!