Youth Defined Space

Welcome To TheShop

Empowering Youth to Reach Potential

What does empowerment, connection, and loitering all have in common? TheShop; Brainerd/Baxter’s Premiere Youth Center

For the past 10 years The Brainerd Baxter Youth Center, known locally as TheShop has been a place for Brainerd Lakes Area youth to connect, be recognized, and grow toward independence. Everything we do is rooted in respect and inclusion and is modeled to and practiced by the youth we serve.

After school snacks and evening meals occur daily and offer a consistent source of nourishment for the hungry bellies that teens and young adults bring with them everywhere. Music, games of all varieties, artistry, laughter, loitering, and sometimes a nap on the couch are part of the experience of being at TheShop.

Educational programs, volunteer opportunities serving within our community, critical thinking development, and hands-on job skills are other facets of TheShop designed to help bridge opportunity and achievement gaps many of our young people must overcome.

We partner with a diverse group of community organizations, service clubs, and individuals and through collaboration our visions and goals align within the focus of supporting youth as they transition towards independence. The more adults who connect with youth the greater such bonds between youth and mentors ensure a vibrant community for years to come.

TheShop strives to remain a safe, accepting space where youthful energy is harnessed into creative fuel by providing opportunities to explore potential, build lasting relationships, and establish personal connections.

VISION

The Brainerd Baxter
Youth Center

TheShop

A non-profit charitable organization committed to provide community support to all teens and young adults as they transition into independence and adulthood

We are a space where youthful energy is harnessed into creative energy with opportunities to explore potential, build lasting relationships and establish personal connections.

MISSION

Mentor youth to improve overall wellness and develop assets to support healthy life transitions.

Translation: We are safe and soft place for youth to land where they will always find a listening ear, supportive mentors, and a space to be themselves.

“Belonging comes the minute you walk in the door; no strings attached”

GOALS

PEEP our goals
(See what we did here?!)

*Provide youth with meaningful educational, vocational, social, and spiritual opportunities.
*Embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion while encouraging healthy intergenerational relationships and cultivating mutual respect.
*Empower youth to be critical thinkers and thoughtful community members.
*Promote opportunities for positive development and participation in our local community.
*Support and value youth voices as assets in our community. They truly are our future and it is BRIGHT!

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2 days ago

The Shop - BBYC
Hello friends and happy Saturday!After a few planning sessions, as well as designs and ideas from our youth, we have our new Rainbow Road logo! We will be getting this printed on shirts for our youth to tie dye and create their own rainbow masterpiece. Stay tuned for the finished results! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

The Shop - BBYC
Hello friends and Happy Wednesday! Here is a short video talking about some upcoming events in our area! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

The Shop - BBYC
ShopCart is happening today! Anyone in the community can text us by 4pm on Fridays to receive a hot meal, as well as hygiene products delivered to your home! (Must be within 23 miles of TheShop radius)Text us at: 218-513-4751 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

The Shop - BBYC
ShopCart is happening today! Anyone in the community can text us by 4pm on Fridays to receive a hot meal, as well as hygiene products delivered to your home! (Must be within 23 miles of TheShop radius)Text us at: 218-513-4751 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

The Shop - BBYC
Hello friends and happy Wednesday! We will have a slight change in open hours for today May 25th and tomorrow May 26th! We will be open from 5-8p just in time for dinner and fun! ... See MoreSee Less
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Hours

TheShop
723 Washington Street
218-454-0009

Wednesday – Saturday
3:00pm – 8:00pm

PCs for People
brainerd@pcsforpeople.org

Saturdays
2:00pm – 5:00pm

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