A Summer of Fun at Hospitality House

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“Behold I Set Before Thee an Open Door.”
Revelation 3:8

An open door is what the late Woody Larson created with his station wagon, a baseball bat and ball when he began to reach out to the youth in North Minneapolis. He used his love of baseball as a way to connect with the youth and teach them about Jesus Christ.

Now 61 years later Hospitality House is thrilled to be celebrating what Woody started and all we have accomplished to increase academic achievement and improve the community in North Minneapolis. We are excited to invite our community of past and present volunteers, board members, staff, athletes and alumni to attend the 60th Anniversary Celebration.

ALUMNI OPEN HOUSE
Hospitality House Youth Development
1220 Logan Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Saturday, September 18, 2021
1PM-5PM

WOMEN’S LUNCHEON
AMAZING! We continue to see the blessings from our community. Working Together for Good – the theme for our 3rd Annual Women’s Luncheon brought together many new and familiar supporters for us to learn more about how we inspire, encourage and develop the youth of North Minneapolis that we serve. If you were unable to attend our Women’s Luncheon, you can still access the touching and heartfelt speeches by Katie Wall and Dominique White.

Thanks to you, $25,000 was contributed to Hospitality House Youth Development through the Women’s Luncheon. You are truly outstanding! And God is tremendous! We are so grateful to have met our goal. These critical funds help our afterschool and athletic programs, Summer Spot, community outreach and further the development of our teen program. We would like to thank all who helped with the event including Annette Bittner, Faye Burke, Eva Chapman, Sharon Hagen, Brenda Hunter, Paula Larsen, Clara “Missie” Mothershed, Katie Wall, Dominique White, and our students.

We are extremely grateful for all that you do!

Now that you know more about Hospitality House Youth Development, we invite you to come visit us!

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SUMMER SPOT & BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH BASKETBALL
What a whirlwind eight-weeks! From academics to waterparks our students learned new skills, kept up on their reading and math, shared lots of laughs and developed good character by becoming closer to God through the verse of 1 Timothy 4:12.

Summer Spot concluded on Friday, August 13 and included our annual Building Bridges Through Basketball skills competition with the Minneapolis Police. The skills competition included free throws, a three-point shoot-out, two-ball and minute-it-to-win-it games. Students who participated in Summer Spot received their certificate of completion and class awards and students participating in the skills competition received a t-shirt.

Hospitality House was awarded a $10K gift from RBC during the festivities and a visit from councilman Jeremiah Ellison. The event ended with a party for parents, students and staff.

Officer Jose Gomez, Inspector Charles Adams, Officer Troy Dillard, Rev. Hunter, Wally Chapman (RBC)
VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT
In July Lead222 came to tutor our students along with taking them on a volunteer activity at Feed My Starving Children. They shared some fun in the sun with our students are a waterpark too!

Kevin DaJuan Lewis, Jr. also spoke encouraging words to our students on the importance of family and faith in God. Thank you Lead222 and Mr. Lewis for blessing our students with your kindness!
RECENT SITE VISITS
July 21 KTIS

SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 18 60th Anniversary Alumni Event
(Rescheduled due to COVID-19)

Sunday, October 24 Fall Banquet

Friday, December 10 Christmas with Dignity

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Hospitality House Youth Development provides a Christian outreach, focused on the spiritual, intellectual and physical development of inner city youth and their families.

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