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TheShop awarded $12,000 grant

TheShop, Brainerd Baxter's Youth Defined Space, was awarded a $12,000 grant from The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation in April.

These dollars will directly support the work of TheShop in providing social capital and asset building opportunities for transitional youth ages 14-22.

Programs and activities at TheShop are designed to empower youths to develop skills to carry with them on their paths to adulthood, according to a news release. This funding will be used to support three programs offering youths opportunity for their economic success in addition to soft skills of staying engaged and employed.

The Bicycle Recycle Project offers opportunity for those interested in gears and grease to repair and recycle donated bikes back to the community including the opportunity to run a small business.

Girls Who Code is a national science, technology, engineering and math program for girls ages 12-17 teaching computer coding, project development, leadership and helps build a sense of sisterhood.

PCs for People Project refurbishes computers, installs new operating systems and offers these computers to low-income families and individuals.

For questions, contact Cindy Moore at 218-454-0009.