Will you help us ensure that children within the most isolated families in our community are born healthy, stay healthy, and are prepared for school?

Your generous gift sustains and strengthens these vital efforts every day. With your support, we continue to engage with families, connect them to services and resources, and empower parents to become their child’s foremost educator. Thank you for your partnership in our vision.

Steve Yoakam & Shawn Judge

Shawn and Steve, both professional actors, moved to Minneapolis where acting opportunities were plentiful in theater, film, and television. Steve explains, “I thrive on live audiences. When you’re tired after many performances, you see a five-year-old child beaming in the front row, and you do it for them,” he says. “That’s why you’re there.”

That same love for children fuels their support for early education and Way to Grow. “I love Way to Grow’s approach,” says Shawn. “Family Educators go into homes and work with parents and children and also reflect their culture. It gets results.” Adds Steve, “I like that Way to Grow starts as early as possible with children right in the home. It is a ‘boots on the ground’ effort and community action at its finest.”

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the routines of families in our community, we are more grateful than ever for your support.

Your gift will be delivered directly to the Way to Grow office — with your help, we can get school supplies, household items, and hygiene products into the hands of families in our community.

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