Will you join us?

Way to Grow continues to reach families, build networks of services, and ensure that every child in our community is prepared to start school on track, but there is still work to be done. As we look ahead, we’re embarking on an expansion journey to deepen our ties in Minneapolis and expand our reach even further into the suburbs. Will you join us?

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Books are an essential tool for supporting growing brains, and we’re always looking for new stories to share with our Way to Grow families. To learn more about donating books to Way to Grow, click here!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the routines of families in our community, we are more grateful than ever for your support. To gift school supplies, household items, and hygiene products, visit our Amazon Wishlist. Your gifts will be delivered directly to the Way to Grow office.

If you have any questions, please email us at wtg@mplswaytogrow.org!

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.”

Thank you!

Your generous gift allows us to continue supporting hundreds of families across the greater Twin Cities area. With your help, we continue to engage with families, connect them to services and resources, and empower parents to become their child’s foremost educator.

To learn more about leaving a lasting legacy though stock gifts, IRA gifts, Named Endowment Funds and beyond, visit our Ways of Giving page below.

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