World Vision began serving Minneapolis-St. Paul in 1994, focusing on north Minneapolis.
We offer the Youth Empowerment Program and training and capacity-building for organizations that tutor or otherwise serve youth.
In FY12, we served nearly 14,000 children, youth, and adults with our three partners and trainings.
Former refugee transformed by Youth Empowerment Program
Lucy was born in war-torn Liberia, a child of West Africa. She lived in a soldier-run refugee camp, suffered from hunger, and witnessed violence before coming to the U.S.
The man she believed was her father abused Lucy and kept telling her she'd never make it. She was placed in a foster home in Minnesota. Her social worker estimated that she was at least five years behind in school. Read more...