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Spring 2021  • Vol. 41, Issue 3

Welcome.

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Welcome Christopher Campbell

by Janet Zahn, Director of Communications

Congratulations and a hearty PCYC welcome to our new executive director, Christopher Campbell.

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A Ceremony of Transition

by Karen Polzin, PCYC Board President

March 22, 2021, is an important date in PCYC’s history.

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A Note of Thanks

Dear Friends of PCYC and Children,

I wish to thank you all for the privilege of working with you and the children, youth, adults and families of North Minneapolis for the past 48 years.

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See, Rent, Be @ the Capri!

by James Scott, Director of the Capri

We are excited to announce plans for opening the beautiful, versatile, welcoming Capri!

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PCYC Mission

To enrich the skills, prospects and spirit of North Minneapolis area youth and adults, in partnership with families and communities.

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Rich History. Bright Future. Stories from the Capri
“A Self-contained Jewel” with J.D. and Fred Steele

This is the first in a series of videos featuring stories of Capri history and hope, told by friends, supporters and Northside neighbors. Watch for more videos to be released online throughout the spring!

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Students Have Entered the Building!

by David Tarleton, Director of Education

It’s finally happened. After an entire year of empty classrooms and hallways, PYC students returned to the building on April 12. Hooray!

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Getting Hands Messy, Trying New Things

by Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove, Director of Bright Futures

After a dreary and quiet school year spent largely at home in front of the computer, many youth are in need of an outlet for the summer – and many parents agree.

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Making a Difference
Bright Summer, Bright Future

With COVID-19 creating a “distance-learning slide” for many students on the North-side, our Bright Futures summer session becomes even more important for K-5 youth. Your gift strengthens a program with 12 straight years of “no summer slide” results.

With your support this summer, 100 Bright Futures youth will start the fall with the academic momentum to thrive in the new school year. Donate now. And thank you for building Bright Futures!

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There’s still time to register!

The Capri’s Northside Cellphone Filmmakers course is free and open to people (age 18+) who have stories to tell and want to tell them well – using cellphone cameras.

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This is Not a Regular 9 to 5: My Two Days as a P.A.

Bianey Neri-Ochoa is a junior at the University of Minnesota majoring in business, marketing and education. Her UpTurnship with the Capri began with a 2-day shift as a production assistant on the Rich History. Bright Future. video series, a completely new experience for her.

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Hello Students and Families!

We are so looking forward to having students back in school! Please stop by for free physicals, sports physicals, STI testing, immunizations, and family planning services.

Note our expanded hours, too!
PYC Health Clinic
12-3pm, Monday – Thursday
For All PYC Students

Northside Teen Clinic
3-6pm, Monday – Thursday
For All Community Teens Up to Age 21

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NorthPoint COVID-19 Vaccine Information

by Mary Jordan, PYC Health Center/Northside Teen Clinic

Please remember: One of the most important things you can do for your own health, your family’s health, and to keep our community safe is to get a COVID shot whenever you are able and eligible.

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Thank You for Your Support

Living Tributes and Memorials
October 1, 2019 through March 29, 2021

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