YouthCARE (Youth for Cultural Appreciation & Racial Equality) is a Twin Cities based nonprofit organization with a successful 39-year history of providing positive multicultural youth development services for Minneapolis and St. Paul youth, 7-18 years old. YouthCARE’s mission is to promote respect for self and others, develop future leaders, and provide youth with positive multicultural activities and caring relationships with adults. The primary YouthCARE programs are Young Women’s Mentoring Program (YWMP), Camp Sunrise, and Youth Leadership Education & Diversity (YouthLEAD).
YouthCARE focuses on the importance of cooperation, appreciation of cultural differences, and multicultural friendships. All YouthCARE programs work to:
- Promote respect, understanding and appreciation for others.
- Help youth develop the skills necessary to live and work in a multicultural community.
- Help youth develop the employment and leadership skills they need to make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood
- Provide opportunities for youth to participate in positive after-school, weekend and summer social, recreational and educational activities.