Seeds to Harvest

Bring healing and joy to children in North Minneapolis this Summer.

We are a coalition of organizations and community leaders raising $248,000, plus in-kind donations to provide a safe space to be kids again, healthy meals and snacks, t-shirts and uniforms, equipment to participate in service projects and the opportunity to set world records and begin to change the narrative of their daily lives.  Seeds to Harvest Coalition has designed summer programming that 1,000 youth and their families can engage at NO COST over the 2021 Summer.

Sponsors who are stepping up to ensure a summer of healing and joy for kids in North Minneapolis:

Thank you for being a champion in supporting just and fair inclusion into a society in which all our kids can participate, prosper and reach their full potential. Unlocking the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all.

BIG or SMALL we need YOU! 

Your donation will help to provide a safe space for kids to be kids again, AND – healthy meals and snacks, t-shirts and uniforms, equipment to participate in service projects, and the opportunity to break official Guinness World Records and begin to change the narrative of their daily lives.

We’re going to bring the eyes of the world back to Minneapolis in a positive way.

Parking Instructions for Guinness World Record Day

For More Information Contact Alissa Daire Nelson, Director of Development

Our Children are afraid, concerned and looking for support and safety from their parents, teachers, and leaders. Somehow they have shown strength and resilience yet they are ready to change their conditions right now!

Why the urgency?

Our children are dying. Parents are scared.

Since April 30th,  three of our children have died within blocks of each other. Three children ages 10, 9 and 6 were shot in the head and a 12 year old boy drowned in North Commons Park Pool prior to its opening.

This is on top of a global pandemic and massive civil unrest which had already exacerbated the isolation and widened the opportunity gaps for our children.

Would this be acceptable beyond North Minneapolis?

“Right now, I’m not letting my daughter go out at all because there are limited safe places and sparse programming, much of which I couldn’t even afford.” 

Traigh F., parent North Minneapolis.

Our Response:

The Seeds to Harvest Coalition, 50+ organizations and leaders strong and growing have rallied to provide coordination & staffing FREE Summer programming in North Minneapolis for 1,000 youth and their families July – August.

The kids need us NOW to help create a Summer of Healing and Joy for Children in North Minneapolis.

1,000 youth will participate at no cost in our 100 Days of Summer initiative

Who we are:

Seeds to Harvest, a collaboration of influential local organizations,  community groups and public sector are reimagining how to create  equitable solutions for the North Minneapolis Community. 

Working together, centering children and families, we’ve launched a  movement to drive key social, economic, health and education outcomes. 

Seeds to Harvest Coalition


A Steady Hand – Mentoring,  A. Yang – Volleyball, Al-Maauun, ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Naive American) Community Trust (ACT), Boys & Girls Club Twin Cities – Jerry Gambles Unit, Cookie Cart , DAC Lifestyle Consulting – Swimming, Daire Success Coaching, LLC, Division of Gastroenterology, U of M Med School, Doorstep Foundation, Family of Trees, First Tee – Minnesota, Growth & Justice, Hands on Twin Cities, Heritage Youth Sports Foundation, India Association of Minnesota, Inner City Tennis Foundation/ USTA – Twin Cities, KIPP Schools, Metro Transit Police Department, Minneapolis City Soccer Club, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis Parks Foundation, Minneapolis Public Schools – Athletic  Dept., Minneapolis Youth Lacrosse Association, Minnesota African-American Heritage Museum & Gallery, Minnesota Esports Club, Minnesota Impact Partnership, Minnesota Team Handball Association, Northside Achievement Zone, Northside Bulldogs, Northside Gymnastic Coaches, Northside Residents Redevelopment Council, NoshPosh LLC, Playworks, Project DIVA International, State Representative Esther Agbaje, State Senator Bobby Joe Champion, Sports Engine, T. Reid – Fitness Queen – Family Fit Camp, TC Sol Futsal Academy – Sol of the City League, The Loppet Foundation – Adventure Sports, UrbanFly Communications, Urban Impact Minnesota – GVBack, Urban Research Outreach Center – UROC U of M, Voice of Culture, YMCA of the North, Youth and Families Determined to Succeed Inc. / Track Minnesota