Introducing Youth Space! Community Gathering Saturday 1/12

Youth Space logo

Programming for youth of all ages
at the Minnehaha Free Space,
3747 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

Saturdays from 1-3pm
beginning February 23, 2013

Community Gathering:
Saturday, January 12, 1-3pm

We need your input!

In order to make Youth Space playshops best fit the needs and desires of everyone who wants to participate, join us for a free lunch and community discussion about Youth Space, Saturday, January 12 from 1-3pm at 3747 Minnehaha. Share ideas for playshops and activities you think should be included, meet other families in the neighborhood, and help us make Youth Space awesome!

What is Youth Space?

Youth Space is a new weekly youth program at the Minnehaha Free Space (3747 Minnehaha Avenue), set to begin in February of 2013.

Every other week will feature ‘playshops’ where youth can explore different topics and skills like musical instrument and paper mache puppet making, hip hop and spoken word, and indigenous storytelling.

The ‘in-between’ weeks will feature art-making activities and informal social time for youth and families.

Youth Space will provide snacks, learning opportunities, community, and fun!

Who’s Organizing It

Volunteers at the Minnehaha Free Space have a wealth of collective experience working with youth and have access to many resources across the Twin Cities to bring in talented facilitators and teachers from youth-centered community organizations and groups. In an effort to make MFS fit youth and families in the Longfellow and broader community, we’re offering Youth Space as a way to share and build on these resources together.

Youth Space is supported in part financially by a grant from the Longfellow Community Council.

Getting to Youth Space

When Youth Space begins in February, we will have a number of Metro Transit Go-To Cards available for youth and families who can use assistance getting to the program.

And, the program itself is FREE of cost!

Interested in participating?

Interested families/youth should call 612-217-0578 or email the Free Space at

More detailed information on the programming schedule and registration will be available in mid to late January.

(page last updated 12/23/12)