Healthy Community Initiative

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The Ache Must Lead to Action

June 1, 2020

Our hearts continue to ache over the killing of George Floyd.
And they ache for the effects of racism on our society – and its impact every single day on children and families in our community, our state, and our nation.
And they ache for the devastation in the Twin Cities, including to some of our most-loved youth development partners and the communities they serve.
The ache must lead to expanded action. There is much work to do – individually and collectively. We can, will, and MUST do better.
  • For tips on talking with your children about race, click here.
  • If you or a loved one could use support during this difficult time, please find resources here.
  • If you would like to take action in support of our neighbors in the Twin Cities area, find ideas here.