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Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty

By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already two years behind grade level.

By the time they reach the 12th grade, the same kids are four years behind.

Children in poverty have greater learning challenges.

Children who live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to develop mental delays or learning disabilities than those who don't live in poverty.

How we help empower youth

The Salvation Army operates youth programs in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the Grand Forks area. These programs provide children with a safe place to play and learn in a supervised and constructive environment. The Salvation Army will continue to make an effort in the local communities to provide these learning opportunities.

Back-to-School Supplies

The start of school adds additional financial stress on hundreds of families. The Salvation Army can provide a helping hand and aid in back-to-school supplies. Registration for back to school 2021 will open June 28, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Winter Coat Assistance

Each year, thousands of children receive a warm coat for the winter from The Salvation Army. You can help by bringing new or clean, gently-used coats and/or winter accessories (mittens, gloves, hats, snow boots, snow pants, etc.) to any Salvation Army Worship & Service Center.

Summer Day Camp and Youth Ministry

Looking for a program that will keep your child engaged and active during the summer? Our summer day camp is a great alternative to traditional child care options. Daily activities include art, basketball, book club, open gym and computer lab.  Plus, we take the kids on weekly field trips and offer learning opportunities to help your child maintain their academic skills through the summer.

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