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Learn and Grow Scholarship

Imagine a world where every child has an opportunity to thrive.

It’s possible.

There are too many families on the waitlist for early learning scholarships.

You can help more children get access to high-quality early childhood education.

Your philanthropic investment can help close the opportunity gap and create widespread change in Minnesota.

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Funding Pathways to Early Learning Success

Thanks to supporters like you, we can fund scholarships that create pathways of access to early learning opportunities for preschool children ages 3-5 through YWCA Minneapolis Early Childhood Education programs.

We need your help to award approximately 125 scholarships for each of the next three years to help families provide consistent, quality early childhood education for their preschoolers.

Continuing to Close the Opportunity Gap

YWCA Minneapolis is committed to making full-time, high-quality early childhood education accessible for families from all races, ethnicities, cultures and incomes.

The impact is clear, our work is closing the opportunity gap in our child care centers:

  • 95% of children, infant through kindergarten, are on track with age-appropriate development
  • 94% of preschoolers meet rigorous early learning standards for school readiness
  • 72% of children are children of color
  • 66% of children are living in low-income households at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines

Thank You for Supporting Families in our Community

We’re grateful for the support of our donors and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. And this is just the beginning.

YWCA Minneapolis Learn and Grow Scholarship Fund is the essential link that connects a child without access to early learning opportunities to YWCA Minneapolis Early Childhood Education.

To continue supporting our families and offering consistent access to our Early Childhood Education program, YWCA Minneapolis will persist in our efforts to provide scholarships to preschoolers and their families.

By making a gift today, you are investing in our future leaders and making it possible for children to have the opportunity to thrive.