Supporting Positive Programming
Grantee: Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Creating a safe inviting space for teenagers is critical to self-discovery, developing confidence, and creating a sense of belonging. Indigenous youth in the Grand Portage community have had limited options to engage and socialize in such a space.
The Grant Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa knows too well the effects of negative influences and too much unsupervised time for young teens. In order to help kids find a positive path forward, the Band members created the Grand Portage Teen Center in 2021 to connect teens to their culture and elders.
Local youth now have a safe place to relax, develop healthy relationships with peers and adults, and engage in fun teenage activities.