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DinoMights is a youth development program featuring hockey, in Minneapolis. The philosophy of DinoMights centers around maintaining relationships with youth from their elementary years through high school graduation, and providing them with the various kinds of support they need to become self-assured, competent adults.

DinoMights began in 1995 as a collaborative effort with the Minneapolis Park Board and the Park Avenue Foundation Computer Learning Center. DinoMights’ mission is “to equip our urban youth to develop physical, academic, social and spiritual excellence.” The philosophy of DinoMights is centered on whole life impact and long-term relationships with diverse youth possessing significant unmet needs in the Central, Powderhorn, and Phillips neighborhoods of South Minneapolis. This innovative approach engages students in the community from their early childhood/elementary years through high school graduation, and provides them with the opportunities they need to become self-assured, competent adults. DinoMights is a powerful combination of traditional enrichment through recreation and intentional strategies that respond to children’s unique developmental and academic needs. Using hockey as an incentive, DinoMights provides academic tutoring, mentoring, computer instruction, studies, camping, community service, and various other faith based activities that help fulfill the mission.

Learn more about the DinoMights and how you can be involved.

The Metropolis Foundation

The mission of The Metropolis Foundation is to foster national and international amateur rugby football competition. We believe that athletics, academics, and social responsibility are essential for the healthy development of youth. The Metropolis Foundation shall endeavor to advance these themes by providing education and training for youth coaches, trainers, and teachers, as well as training, supervision, travel, equipment and a safe environment for rugby football activities and other area youth programs.

Learn more about the Metropolis Foundation and their upcoming events.


Herb Brooks Foundation

The Vision
The Foundation’s vision is to become the cornerstone in the effort to grow hockey, and to produce more American players with world-class skills. Additionally, HBF will go to great lengths to make hockey more accessible for players of all capabilities.

To do this, the Foundation will lead by example: It will show players, parents, officials, coaches and youth associations how to make hockey less structured and more fun, while building the base of “the pyramid.” As a result, more kids will play, and their skills will improve along the way.

The Foundation’s strength is its ability to advocate for the sport while focusing on youth development. It is widely recognized as innovative, and as an organization that lets players, parents, officials and coaches understand what is really important for young people who play hockey and other sports.

The Mission
Grow the base of hockey. Give kids a positive hockey experience and an opportunity to learn life lessons.

Learn more about the Herb Brooks Foundation here.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Mission Statement The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board shall permanently preserve, protect, maintain, improve, and enhance its natural resources, parkland, and recreational opportunities for current and future generations.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board exists to provide places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate, and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment.

Vision Statement In 2020, the Minneapolis park system is a premier destination that welcomes and captivates residents and visitors. The park system and its beauty are part of daily life and shape the character of Minneapolis. Natural, cultural, artistic, historical, and recreational resources cultivate outstanding experiences, health, enjoyment, fun, and learning for all people. The park system is sustainable, well-maintained and safe, and meets the needs of individuals, families, and communities. The focus on preserving land continues, with a strong emphasis on connecting people to the land and each other. Aware of its value to their lives, residents are proud stewards and supporters of an extraordinary park and recreation system.

Learn more about the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.