Cuyuna Range Youth Center

A nonprofit organization

$4,515 raised by 24 donors

15% complete

$30,000 Goal

The Cuyuna Range Youth Center

These past couple of years have been a whirlwind of blessings and we are overwhelmed with the amount of support CRYC has received from the community as a whole.

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge, and 2021 certainly had its pains as we began to implement new and old programs back into our schedule. However, we had an outstanding response from students as they gradually began to funnel back through our doors. Most notably, a HUGE 2021 Halloween party with nearly 40 students in attendance for the majority of the night. It was a blast!

As we move through the '22-'23 school year, we are looking to be a safe, fun, place for students to socialize and learn many life skills and lessons. Your support along with our local schools, businesses, additional volunteers, and dedicated staff and board members will help us accomplish out mission to provide a stable environment while empowering youth to make positive life decisions. 

A few additions to CRYC include:

  • New Computers

  • Additional art/painting materials

  • Several new board games (constantly adding more)

  • New VR Headset Meta Quest 2

  • Cooking programs (students learn food prep and cooking)

  • Allowed 6th grade students to attend regular open hours (with great success!)

  • Monday after school program changes to 4th and 5th grade (also with great success!)

  • New Mural on the outside of the building!

  • Inside painting and reorganizing!

  • New inside mural.

A gift to CRYC would provide critical supports, such as:

  • Vital cleaning supplies to maintain a safe, clean, and sanitized place for out youth to gather.
  • A healthy meal.
  • Basic hygiene products.
  • A trusted adult to receive guidance and support from relating to school, work, and everyday life.

The Youth Center is open 3:30pm-8:00pm on Thursday, 3:30-9:00pm on Friday and 4:00-9:00pm Saturday to all students in grades 6-12. Programming at CRYC is free of charge to all youth. It's a place for youth to engage in art, games, sports, cooking, and other recreational activities they may otherwise not have access to. Programming includes:

  • Art Night
  • Movie Night
  • Game Night
  • Professional Guest Speakers
  • Volunteering
  • Cooking

Your gift will help the Cuyuna Range Youth Center continue to provide a safe, fun place for youth to develop trusting, healthy mentoring relationships with adults which is especially important during these times. Many of our youth are still experiencing hardship and extra stress in their life as a result from the impact of these past two years. Not only does our program aim to provide a safe place for youth but also helps provide stability in their life, healthy food options, guidance in life and school, and recreational activities they may otherwise not have access to. The ultimate goal of our program is to guide youth to be kind, respectful and socially responsible in a recreational environment while building life and leadership skills. The team at the Center believes it takes a village to raise healthy (mind, body, spirit) teens. We want you to be a part of our village and help our youth become successful young adults!!

Organization Data


Organization name

Cuyuna Range Youth Center

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Children & Family Community Volunteer


PO BOX 263
CROSBY, MN 56441


218 545 6575

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