Working Together For Good

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“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV

WORKING TOGETHER FOR GOOD inspires our teachers to help our students to be their best and achieve their dreams. Serving as a place of hope and by teaching core values based on principles of good character, faith in God, and belief in yourself, our Christian focused approach strives to build young leaders within the community of North Minneapolis.

Please join us for our Women’s Luncheon to learn more about all the wonderful things we are doing to create an inspiring and uplifting atmosphere for our students.

Women’s Luncheon
Minikahda Country Club
3205 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:30AM
RSVP: Nancy Wurm nwurm@hhyd.org or 612.522.4485 ext. 13
SUMMER SPOT

Building trust, communication skills, and learning their leadership styles is what our 4th-9th grade students learned at Base Camp located at Fort Snelling on July 8th. The younger students participated in various group activities where they worked together to communicate and accomplish difficult tasks such as the low ropes course.

The students also learned the basics of archery and had the opportunity to challenge themselves while rock climbing! The older students learned their different leadership styles and were able to apply each of their unique voices to group activities and on the high ropes course. It was a fun day for all who attended and many of the students strengthened their relationships and self-confidence. We are grateful to Base Camp for encouraging our students to let their God given uniqueness shine!

STAFF HIGHLIGHT
Hospitality House welcomes Ben Braaten! Ben joined Hospitality House on June 3 as the new Finance Officer. He has 8 years of experience in accounting and finance and recently worked for CliftonLarsonAllen. He has been a longtime volunteer with Hospitality House and he is excited to officially become a part of the family! He said, “I fell in love with the hearts of the staff for the children.” Ben lives with his wife Julia in the shadow of Theodore Wirth Park in North Minneapolis and they have a seven-month old boy. He enjoys running though Northside parks and you can find him riding his bike to work. We are so grateful and blessed to have you join the team!

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT
On Friday, July 16, Andre Gray II made the announcement from Hospitality House that he will be attending South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. He expressed, “I am blessed to have had Hospitality House in my life and helping me to be something better.” Gray who started playing basketball at Hospitality House will continue his basketball career at SPC. Gray graduated from North High School this past spring. We are so happy and excited for you Andre! We look forward to seeing what God has in store for you in the next chapter of your life.

VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHT

On Saturday, July 10, 40 volunteers from River Valley Church came ready to roll up their sleeves to help! The volunteers were divided into six teams to serve, clean and organize all while having fun. The teams cleaned the kitchen, washed walls, organized closets and storage areas, washed vans, provided grounds keeping, cut grass, and even trimmed the neighbor’s yard! It was hard work and a great day overall! Everyone had fun and we enjoyed meeting a lot of new volunteers. We are so thankful for all of our friends and support from River Valley Church!

RECENT SITE VISITS
July 7 Plymouth Covenant Church
July 15 Wayzata Free Church

Want to learn more about Hospitality House? Schedule a site visit and tour to meet some of our teachers, staff and students! Contact Nancy Wurm, Development Officer & Communications Manager
nwurm@hhyd.org or 612.522.4485 ext. 13

Website: hhyd.org

SAVE THE DATE
Friday, August 13 Building Bridges Through Basketball
Wednesday, August 18 Women’s Luncheon
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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