“It Pays to Change Kingfield” is a summer project for teens (14-18) to build leadership skills and solve issues in the community. A cash stipend will be paid to selected participants in the program, and an end-of-session camping trip is included as part of program!
How do YOU get involved? Show up and take part in the Interview Challenge!
The Interview Challenge is open to all youth in south Minneapolis ages 14-18. If you have an interest in being involved in this summer program, please just show up. This four-hour leadership experience will challenge you to think about your relationship to your community and your peers. This experience will help you to decide if you are ready for the summer program, “It Pays to Change Kingfield.” You will meet other young people in your community who may share your passions and interests, in addition to meeting local college students who are interested in building a relationship with you! Change starts with you, and now is your time to shine!
Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 26
Place: MLK Rec Center, 4055 Nicollet Avenue South
The program itself will be every Tuesday and Thursday , July 6–August 24th; exact times are still up in the air, but we are looking at late morning/early afternoon before 3 p.m.
This program is run by Project Footsteps and supported by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, MLK Park YouthLine, and a grant from the Center of Urban and Regional Affairs. Project Footsteps was founded in August of 2005 with the goal of helping young people recognize they must take ownership of bettering their communities, themselves, and their world, while inspiring, empowering, and preparing youth to be agents of change, social leaders, and volunteers.
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