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Studies show that cost and lack of awareness are reasons some children aren’t able to join the numerous activities available to them across the Greater Mankato area. Connecting Kids ensures every child has the same opportunity for getting involved in extra-curricular activities.

The goals of the Connecting Kids Program are to:

  1. Educate parents and guardians of the opportunities in our community to get kids involved
  2. Provide financial resources to the households that need them so that more children can get connected to youth development programs.

Scholarships are available for programs such as (and MANY more!):

Boy Scouts

Camp Courage

Community Education and Recreation:  arts, music and science

Girl Scouts

Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center

Mankato Area Figure Skating

Mankato Area Girls Fast-pitch Association (MAGFA)

Mankato Area Youth Baseball Association (MAYBA)

Mankato Area Youth Football

Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra

Mankato Ballet

Mankato Children’s Chorus

Mankato Curling Club

Mankato United Soccer Club


Twin Rivers Center for the Arts

YMCA:  youth recreation, fitness and camps

YWCA:  Girls on the Run 

To find out more about getting scholarship assistance to help cover the costs of a youth program or activity, or for more information on getting kids involved, please call the Connecting Kids program, at 507-387-5501. 



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