This page provides links and information to provide a One-Stop Youth Connection to help you become aware and familiar with the resources that are available to parents and youth throughout the area. The links below will take you to the website or Facebook page for the organizations that we know provide services for our youth in the MNbump!
Find a Daycare Provider
Daycare Loan Program – CORE, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Loans and online resources – First Children’s Finance
Document: First Considerations in starting a family child care business (link to MN Deed Website)
Big Stone County 4-H (Link!) under the Minnesota 4-H and University of Minnesota Extension umbrella, offers age-appropriate, hands-on learning via short-and long-term projects and activities, including:
In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique, learn-by-doing model teaches kids essential, transferable skills that they’ll use throughout their lives, such as problem solving, decision making, coping, communicating and responding to the needs of others.
Whether youth are building rockets, raising dairy cows, or writing musical plays, 4-H gives them the skills they need to succeed in life.
For more information on the 4-H program in Big Stone County, contact Suzanne Souza, 4-H Program Coordinator at 320-839-6380
DREAM for Kids – (link!)
Doing Right Every Available Moment for Kids team is a group of individuals who have a unified dream for children and families in the Big Stone County area; a dream where all children are able to grow up in a family and community that cares for, supports, and protects them as they grown to become healthy, responsible and productive adults.
Together we are seeking ways to assist the current community programs, to develop new ones to fill gaps, and inform the public on how we can all join hands to realize that dream for area children.
We welcome any and all who share our dream. Meetings are held every third Wednesday at 5 pm at the Ortonville VFW basement except June, July, and December.
Trojan Take Out (link!) – for those within the Ortonville School District
Bags of nutritious and easy to prepare meals and snacks for children to take hoe over the weekends and extended breaks. Free of charge and no income limitations