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 120 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 piloting the social-emotional learning component of PCYC’s out-of-school-time programs for K-5 youth. Incorporation of this SEL curriculum will help its strong program better serve the “whole child” and help the youth it serves develop social-emotional skills to support and enhance academic progress.