Plymouth Christian Youth Center

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $10,000

Located in north Minneapolis. Founded in 1954, PCYC runs a youth program, charter school, and the Capri Theater in north Minneapolis. Its after-school program serves 70 mostly African American youth ages 5-12. It is a key partner in the Northside Achievement Zone and has been very focused on helping children achieve academic goals in alignment with NAZ concerns about academic outcomes.

Grant supports continued expansion of the K-5 Bright Futures summer program to include STEM, mathematics, and literacy, while continuing with activities in the arts, sports, health and wellness, and tutoring. It will also add programming around healthy eating and living. PCYC partners with local artists and hold some of these activities in the newly renovated Capri Theater.