All about Youth!

All about Youth!

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 Childcare LINK!

New 2022!  Big Stone County Child Care Provider Grant program

New 2022 – Ortonville is working to strengthen and expand child care in the Ortonville School District area

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)

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley School 
Ortonville School

Bonanza Education Center – The Bonanza Education Center offers so many outdoor learning opportunities for children and adults.  Check out their Facebook page on this Link.

Big Stone County 4-H (Link – UofM Extension)–  BSC 4-H Facebook Page – 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:
◾4-H clubs
◾Special-interest groups
◾After-school programs
◾Civic engagement
◾Community service
◾School enrichment

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

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