May 2, 2019
The 2018/19 school year marked the eighth year that Homeward Bound has partnered with wonderful youth for monthly craft projects and activities. From November through May, youth with the Next Generation program at Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove visit Brooklyn Park. The youth program serves about 200 students in grades 7 – 12 this school year. They rotate volunteer sites each month, exposing them to a variety of experiences of giving back to the community. A new group visits Brooklyn Park each month, extending the opportunity of visiting with the talented individuals at Homeward Bound, to all the youth by program end.
In April, we had one of our favorite activities of the year . . . egg coloring! The activity room at Brooklyn Park was FULL of energy as everyone dipped and decorated! Please check out the photos here.
We close out the school year of volunteering with a May Day celebration; creating Mother’s Day or loved one cards and bowling! We are SO very grateful for this partnership, and already look forward to next year!