A Chance to Grow

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $15,000

Based in Minneapolis, serves 11-county metro region. Established in 1983, ACTG provides brain-centered programs and services that help children and adults, from those with developmental and learning difficulties to those who experience common learning struggles, reach their highest potential.

Grant supports piloting Emotionally SMART, a child-centered, trauma-informed wrap-around environment, as the next stage in ACTG’s development of child-centered systems to support trauma. The program will be piloted at Turnquist Child Enrichment Center, a high-quality 4-star Parent Aware program in north Minneapolis. TCEC enrolls children from families considered “high risk” for entry into the child protection system. The program takes a two-generation approach, supporting vulnerable parents and children.