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CPY at Stockyard Days 2019

Join us at Stockyard Days August 9th-11th! 

Bouncy Houses, Interactive Games and More!

Wristbands – $16 per person if purchased by August 8, 2019, or $20 at Stockyard Days – includes unlimited attraction pass for CPY’s Fun Zone

Wristbands are now available at Stockyard Days for $20 per person per day.

Find out all that’s happening at Stockyard Days here.

We’d like to thank our wonderful sponsors for this event:

Find out more about Urban Air by clicking logo above

CPY Summer KIck-Off Party at Nickelodeon universe

WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW!!!

Cost: $30 at the door – see below for entrance and parking/drop-off info Wristbands available to purchase at the door starting at 9:45pm

Come and bring your friends and join us for an EXCLUSIVE night at Nickelodeon Universe.  Unlimited rides (includes zip-line and ropes course)

When: June 8, 2019

Time: 10pm – 1am

Where: Nickelodeon Universe at MOA

Cost:                                                                     

$30 on and after June 1st Unlimited Wristband (includes unlimited zip line and ropes course – a $20 savings per wristband!) Purchase at the door

Entrance/Parking/Drop-Off Information Here

Operating a Nonprofit in 2018

Why hello, fellow youth advocate!  Let’s talk a little, shall we?

For over 20 years now, CPY has been working tirelessly to support our community’s youth and their families, allowing parents to financially support their households while trusting that their children’s needs are being met.  Our work has a positive impact not only on these families’ lives, but also on communities in the Mounds View School district as a whole, reducing the number of unsupervised children, improving the overall development of our youth, and reducing crime and delinquency in the district.  These are just a few of the tangible, positive benefits that CPY has brought by serving those in district 621.

As you may or may not be aware, running a nonprofit organization is an expensive proposition, especially one whose rates are drastically discounted to those with the most need.  This results in the nonprofit being dependent on fundraising, rather than income,  to pay for its operations.  CPY continually fundraises through a mix of community events, grant applications, government/district support, and a number of generous individuals who believe in our mission.

Times have changed in the past 20 years, though, and CPY must grow and adapt.  We’ve seen an increase in the wages required to retain the talented staff we employ.  We’ve seen broader incorporation of science and technology into academics, which requires that we keep up with our own programming.  Transportation, food, basic needs – all have risen in costs over the past years.  One thing has been constant – CPY has continued to serve our at-risk youth charging based on need and means, not on a flat rate.

We are setting a 2018 goal (check out our nifty thermometer on the home page) to find 200 people who believe in our mission and are willing to help us support these cost increases and create a more stable budget.  We would like these fantastic individuals to sign up for a $20/month auto-pay donation.  By foregoing a 12-pack of craft beer once a month, you can help support all the good CPY does in our community.  If successful, this goal will raise $48,000 annually for CPY, which would work wonders to help us mitigate budget fluctuations and continue to support the youth in our own backyards.

Thank you and we hope you’ll consider helping!

Winter at CPY

We’ve had a great winter so far at CPY!  Our number of youth is creeping up, as we’re in the high 50’s/low 60’s each week!  The anticipation of Moonlight Fever was really getting all the students excited about program.

Once again, thanks to Tickets For Kids – Twin Cities!  13 lucky students from our elementary program have the opportunity to go see “The Wiz” at the Children’s Theater in Minneapolis.

As you can see from the picture above (look at the sticks!), we’ve been highlighting STEM activities at CPY the past few weeks.  Science for the win!!