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Bold steps: Northern Highlights 2017

Added on Monday, October 23, 2017

The Salvation Army Northern Division is taking bold and exciting steps toward improving the lives of children and families across Minnesota and North Dakota.

Cover of Northernn Highlights magazineThrough your generosity, we’re helping at-risk families get out of poverty, and stay out. We’re teaching children experiencing homeless how to cope with chronic stress. We’re taking inner-city kids up north and to the countryside, showing them that there’s another world beyond the concrete jungle.

These and other stories can be found in the 2017 edition of Northern Highlights magazine, which provides an in-depth look at the people, children and families you’ve impacted by donating your time and money to The Salvation Army Northern Division.

Find the full collection of stories below, or view a digital copy of the magazine.

Mentoring program helps families overcome

A Salvation Army mentoring program called Pathway of Hope is teaching hundreds of families how to get out of poverty, and stay out…(Read more)

New officers in Duluth break the mold

Captains Bryan and Teri Ellison became Salvation Army officers late in life, having previously known almost nothing about The Salvation Army…(Read more)

Inner-city youth learn to ride horses (VIDEO)

Forty youth from the Payne Ave. Salvation Army in St. Paul exited the concrete jungle for a day of horseback riding at a countryside equine facility located in New Germany, Minn…(Read more)

Single mother is unstoppable

Not long ago, a single mother named London was homeless and addicted to drugs. With help from The Salvation Army in Duluth, Minn., she is on a new path…(Read more)

Camp helps at-risk kids connect with God

At The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn., children and families get to discover God’s love in the great outdoors…(Read more)

Music program turns kids into leaders (VIDEO)

Seven teenagers from across Minnesota have become better musicians and leaders thanks to an innovative pilot program…(Read more)

Modest man leaves bold gift

The late Gary Nelson is feeding thousands in Fargo, N.D. from beyond the grave…(Read more)

Homeless kids making great strides

A Salvation Army program for kids experiencing homelessness is having a remarkable impact on the young children it serves. The program, called SMART Kids, is held weekdays at The Salvation Army in St. Cloud, Minn…(Read more)

Filling unique needs in Northern Minnesota

The Salvation Army uses your donations to fill unique needs in thousands of communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and across the world. In Brainerd, Minn., the needs are somewhat unusual…(Read more)

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