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YouthBuild Program Celebration

On Thursday, May 24, Alexus sat at a picnic bench at Minnehaha Falls park, enjoying the shade on a 92-degree day. At a table behind her, the rest of the YouthBuild staff and participants were at work competing to build the tallest marshmallow tower on their last day of the program – a
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Meet Tiffany

In 2015, Tiffany joined Tree Trust through our relationship with The Link. While she was with Tree Trust, Tiffany wanted to earn a wage and build the skills and confidence that would allow her to branch out on her own. She built her workplace and communication skills over ne
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Myesha and the Supported Work Program

Myesha came to Tree Trust seeking work. She had part-time experience in retail, but had a passion for childcare and wanted to learn more about the field. Tree Trust secured a paid-internship for her at Sunshine Tree Child Development as part of our Supported Work Program, which specif
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Sammy, the future Social Worker

It was 2009 and Sammy had no high school diploma, a lack of employment history and was on his way to becoming an emancipated young person. He was looking for direction and support to help guide his steps to gain employment and complete college. It was through this search that got Samm
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Success Stories

Meet some of our current and past participants and how their life has changed because of Tree Trust!  Madison Madison, 19, came to Tree Trust as a new mother with little work experience and an unstable living situation. She had no experience applying for jobs, and needed to find
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Success Story: Carl

Carl loves seeing a job well done. His favorite part of working with Tree Trust’s Youth Conservation Corps is, “working with your hands and learning hands-on how to actually do it all yourself.” It’s his third summer working with Tree Trust and the high school senior has learned a lot
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Success Story: Alesia

Alesia started working with Tree Trust’s Case Managers during her senior year of high school in 2011 through our Youth and Young Adult Services program.  Throughout her time with Tree Trust, Alesia accomplished many personal and professional goals. Tree Trust has helped Alesia g
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Success Story: Tara

Tara* has learned a lot of different skills through her summer job with Tree Trust – like the importance of getting to work on time and how to interact with different people – but the best skill she gained is communication. “My communication skills got a lot better,” she said. “I used
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Success Story: Rob

Rob* enjoyed his summer job with Tree Trust so much in 2012 that he applied again for the summer of 2014 – and was excited to be back! Rob is a member of a Youth Conservation Corps crew that has been hard at work building a so-called “bee shed” for preschool children to safely view ho
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Success Story: Amy

Amy* is only 14, but she’s got big plans for the future – and Tree Trust is helping her achieve them. It’s Amy’s first summer working on a Youth Conservation Corps crew in Bloomington, where she helped build paver patios and other outdoor environmental improvement projects. “It’s a wo
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