TheShop Brainerd

Youth Defined Space

Youth Defined Space

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Empowering Youth to Reach Potential

In 2013, a report issued by the Minneapolis based Youthprise organization states that “32% of K-12 children are responsible for taking care of themselves after school and only 12% participate in after school programs.” Focused “Out of School Time” Activities play a crucial part in supporting youth and in particular work to “level the playing field” for youth considered “disadvantaged.” On average, students spend 2,000 hours a year outside of school, and they need places to go where they feel welcome and comfortable. At the same time, our most vulnerable youth find themselves disconnected from our local communities and under appreciated.

TheShop is here to provide a place for our youth where they can grow to be positive, productive, and engaged citizens in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Shop is also here to close the “opportunity gap” for youth who have yet to find a place to participate in constructive activities, inspiring recreation, and transformative programs.

With your help and support TheShop will remain a youth defined space dedicated to youth in our community.

We know we could be doing more. More importantly, we want to do more! These are our kids!
We know we could be doing more. More importantly, we want to do more! These are our kids!
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6 hours ago

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TheShop is looking for donations of laptops to our PCs4People program as we are almost out! Save yourself the recycling costs and know that your donation helps low income individuals and families in our area get connected to technology that is so vital for success, survival, and thriving. 🙌🏻In order to provide the best refurbished devices possible we need donated laptops to be: no older than 5 years, equipped with Windows 7, 8, or 10, 6-8GB capacity for RAM, i5 or newer Intel processor (or comparable AMD brand), and in good physical shape (working hinges, no missing keys, charging cord, etc). Donations can be dropped off at TheShop between 3-8 Wednesday-Friday and between 10-8 on Saturdays. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

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Check out this amazing work from YouthMOVE!"living with OCD is a big struggle and i wanted to challenge myself with this drawing. My goal was to create something that challenged my OCD. i drew something so weird and out of my comfort zone in hopes that i could create something and simply be proud of it. because i had the obsessive thoughts surrounding this artwork i worked hard to accept the finished product regardless if i'm comfortable." Check out the March Issue of Youth Voices of experience to see more from Sarah Kirk ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Happy national employee appreciation day! TheShop wouldn’t be what it is without Nate, Maybelle, and Dustin! 💜 #theshopisthestop ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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ShopCart delivery today! Text us at 218.513.4751 by 4 to be added to the delivery list, and let us know if you need hygiene supplies. #theshopisthestop ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Let ShopCart bring you some new food tonight! Text in by 4pm (218-513-4751) to be added to the delivery list. We’ll bring you a meal for today and some frozen ones for keep on hand for those days when you’re looking at your fridge like this. 😂 Let us know if you need any hygiene supplies too! #theshopisthestop ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday – Sunday
3:00 – 9:00

PCs for People
Thursdays
12:00 – 5:00

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