Brooklyn Park, MN – YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host the annual National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) Rodeo in conjunction with local law enforcement and community partners on Wednesday, September 4, in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
The YMCA has facilitated the NYPUM for 43 years, connecting youth facing barriers to a healthy peer group and positive adult role models and demonstrating its value by motivating youth to make positive choices in their daily lives. The program also seeks to break down walls between youth and local police. Young people ages 10 and older who have participated in the program this summer or NYPUM alumni will have the chance to show off their skills on dirt bikes.
“The YMCA is proud to be part of this national program impacting youth by integrating positive youth development, intentional goal setting and behavior modification,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the YMCA of the North. “Young people in the program have the opportunity to connect with their communities while learning exciting new skills.”
YMCA of the North along with local law enforcement and community partners
Annual NYPUM Dirt Bike Rodeo
10407 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Wednesday, September 4 at 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with awards program at 6:30 p.m.
About the YMCA of the North
The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 163 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 28 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.