The Grant Helperswww.thegranthelpers.com –This organization helps disadvantaged and at-risk youth apply for grants in an effort to receive quality education. I think this would be a good resource for youth as well. The Grant Helpers is focused on providing educational entitities, municipalities, and non-profits the grant writing experience they need, without the cost and overhead of permanent staff. With 32 years of combined grant writing and proposal management experience, The Grant Helpers can help you get the grant funding you need to accomplish your goals.

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) www.blackmaleachievement.org – CBMA is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys.

The Black Star Project (TBSP)www.blackstarproject.org – TBSP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, action-based organization founded in 1996 to provide educational services that improve the lives of less-advantaged Black communities and to close the racial academic achievement gap. TBSP accomplishes its mission by educating, organizing and mobilizing parents and volunteers, and working with community partners to facilitate a wide variety of solid programs, high-visibility campaigns and other special initiatives.

Jegna Institutewww.jegnainstitute.com – The Jegna Institute, founded by youth advocate Brandon Jones, (who is a psychotherapist, podcaster, writer, speaker, and consultant) is a place to gather constructive information to develop and improve your ability to produce justice. A Jegna is a person who is still growing, still a learner, still with potential, and whose life continues to have within it promise for and connection to the future. A Jegna is a person who deserves respect and honor and whose work it is to synthesize wisdom from life long experience and formulate this into a legacy for future generations.

Search Institute www.search-institute.org – For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.

Teen Parent Services http://ece.mpls.k12.mn.us/teen-parent-services – Teen Parent Services (TPS) supports all pregnant and parenting students enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and their children with a variety of programming. Students have the opportunity to study and receive services in both traditional and non-traditional high school settings. The TPS programs provide on-site childcare, transportation, prenatal and parenting education, case management and support services.