Way to Grow

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Minneapolis, serves Twin Cities metro area. Way to Grow is a collaborative home-visiting-based program whose goal is to help very vulnerable families get their children ready for school.

Grant supports expanding programs in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center to help 161 children be ready for kindergarten. Expansion will support multi-generational family engagement, including family engagement nights, weekly learning classes with curriculum-based learning opportunities for parents and children, monthly parent groups for parents and their children aged 18 months and younger, and home visiting. Way to Grow responded to the pandemic by delivering programming to families via Zoom and mailing out program components. They provided computers for families that didn’t have them and will deliver services virtually until conditions allow for in-person events.