Plymouth Christian Youth Center

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $12,000

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 adding an evaluation tool to its out-of-school time programs for K-5 youth to measure its ability to serve students identified as needing disability services. PCYC will select and purchase the tool and have staff training in social emotional practices for youth with special needs.