The vision of the Jones Family Foundation in the area of Youth Development is to provide transformational learning, mentoring, and character building for Red Wing youth that will positively influence their development as citizens. We can accomplish this through funding initiatives and partnerships with other community organizations that provide mentoring and experiential opportunities for Red Wing Youth.

Examples of Youth Development grants include:

Red Wing Youth Outreach – The mission of Red Wing Youth Outreach is to provide intervention, education and mentoring programs for at-risk adolescents youthoutreach-smthat enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Programming includes one-on-one and group meetings and activities, after school homework help and socializing, community service projects, young moms groups and special activities. Red Wing Youth Outreach youth workers have become the first line of defense in observing serious social and health issues for at-risk youth, frequently referring students to professionals for issues such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Red Wing Youth Outreach also works to connect kids and families to healthy activities offered throughout Red Wing and the surrounding community.

hopecoalitionlgKid Count Abused Children’s Program – Kids Count Abused Children’s Program is a program that provides safety and support to youth ages 0-18 who have experienced neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse or those who have witnessed violence. This program, offered through HOPE Coalition, serves more than 300 area youth each year, most of whom are residents of
Goodhue County.