Our Way to Grow program is needed now more than ever. Schools are closed and parents are educating children at home. Families are experiencing sudden unemployment and resource shortages. Accessing timely and necessary information in their home language is a challenge. The stress of this pandemic is adding more weight to the shoulders of families already isolated and trying to stay afloat.
Our work hasn't stopped. Right now, “virtual home visits" are happening all over our cities. Our staff is:
In the words of Lauren, a Way to Grow parent, “Miss Patricia [Family Educator] is my backup, my resource. I know I can count on her.”
Way to Grow is an early childhood and elementary education nonprofit that provides critical, holistic school-readiness and home visiting services to some of the most isolated families in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, and Brooklyn Center. Supporting families with children from birth to age eight, we work every day to empower our next generation of leaders.
Through family support services, health and wellness education, early childhood and elementary education, and teen parenting support, we provide the knowledge and tools needed to move our families forward and help their children succeed.
For 30 years, Way to Grow has brought our community together to address the serious and prevalent gap in early childhood education in Minneapolis. While Minnesota may be a leader in education, our children of color are too often left behind. With one of the largest opportunity gaps in the country, we have made a promise to our community—we will be there for you.