Self-Assessment Tool

If you answer no to any of these questions, you will unlikely receive funding. If you are unsure, please call Becky Erdahl to discuss: 612-596-3279.

  • Is your program an out-of-school-time (OST) youth development program?
  • Does your program operate in one of the listed geographic areas?
  • If your program is connected to a school, meeting at the school, or transporting to and from, is it one of the listed schools?
  • Does the organization’s board and staff mirror the demographics and lived experience of the youth served?
  • Do young people participate multiple hours per week over most of the year?
  • Do staff and young people develop deep caring relationships?
  • Do young people have choices and a voice in program priorities and operations?
  • Does a significant percentage of young people participate for more than one year?
  • In the coming months, can you host an in-person site visit with programming in action?