Leech Lake Tribal College provides quality higher education grounded in Anishinaabe values. LLTC provides classes in seven different associate degree programs, two technical programs, and a variety of continuing and community education offerings. Classes offered Monday through Friday.
Classes offered Monday – Friday
Supportive Housing Program: Rental Assistance, Family Homeless Prevention, Transitional Housing, Housing Locator Program, Emergency Solutions Housing, HUD Scattered Site Housing, Long Term Homeless Rental Assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing. (Located at 6601 Bemidji Avenue North Bemidji MN 56601)
Weatherization: A variety of options that work to improve the energy efficiency and safety of existing housing. (Located at 6601 Bemidji Avenue North Bemidji MN 56601)
Energy Assistance: Financial assistance to help pay a portion of home energy and heating bills; income eligibility guidelines apply. (Located at 6601 Bemidji Avenue North Bemidji MN 56601)
Energy Crisis Program: Financial response to a heating emergency
Energy Related Repair: for homeowners experiencing a life threatening no-heat emergency.
Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) Bemidji: Prenatal, infant toddler, preschool and family development program providing may free services to eligible families. Head Start Centers are located in Bemidji and Blackduck, and is co-located in the Kelliher school district. In Bemidji, the Head Start Center is located at 1601 Bemidji Avenue NW Bemidji MN 56601)
Youth Build: An educational program for ages 16-24 who have left the traditional school system. Providing an opportunity for youth to spend 32 hours per week in academics, leadership development, and construction training. YouthBuild is located at 3023 Mill Street NE Bemidji MN 56601.
A community based organization committed to strengthening youth and preserving families. Evergreen serves: School-age youth 9-17 and their parents, parents of children and youth ages 0-21, young adults ages 18-24, runaway and homeless youth and young adults, youth who have experienced crime, abuse, or sexual exploitation/trafficking, youth in foster care, residential treatment programs and other out of home placements, youth with alcohol and drug issues, pregnant and parenting youth and young adults, youth with mental health issues, youth experiencing conflict at home or school, LGBT youth and their families.
Crisis Shelter & Family Support & Coaching
622 Mississippi Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601
Ages: 9–17 (Parents can seek advice and/or refer their children here.)
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays
Crisis Hotline (Youth or Parent): (218) 751-4332
24 hours per day, 7 days per week including holidays
Youth & Family Counseling
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Ages: Youth ages 14-21 & Parents
Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are suggested
Youth Drop-In Center/Street Outreach
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Youth Housing/Transitional Living Program
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Independent Living Skills
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Ages: 16–21 with current or prior out-of-home placement
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
622 Mississippi Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601
Contact: Suicide Prevention Coordinator at (218) 441-4565
We offer help with basic reading and math, and we provide support for those seeking GED’s, the Standard Adult Diploma, citizenship, English language, computer skills and more!
Our Mission: Providing education, mentoring and support services that build strong individuals and families in the Northland Community School District.
- Education is an important key to building self-sufficient individuals and strong families.
- Every person has value. We operate out of consideration for each individual’s dignity.
- Strong families build strong communities.
- Healthy families and community systems are essential to supporting sustainable change in individuals.
- We strive for communities in which people are interdependent.
- We collaborate with other organizations that support our mission.
The Northland Area Family Services Center was created as a unique way to give rural access to county and educational services, and to meet community needs through innovative programming. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501C3, we serve the Northland Community School District and parts of Leech Lake Reservation. This is a population of 4,474 people (5.26 persons per square mile). In our service area 20% of households make less than $20,000 and 11.9% or 536 people in our community live below the poverty line.
Services offered at Oshkiimaajitahdah:
-Career Development Services which includes job readiness and Driver’s Education
-Financial Skills for Families
-Ganawenindiwag (Cultural Program) “Taking Care of Each Other”
-477 Program: Scholarship Assistance, Tribal GA, and Summer Youth Work Program
-Certified Nursing Assistance Classes
-Childcare Assistance under both RLN TANF and Tribal Programs
-Emergency Assistance for Families
-Supportive Services for families to gain employment
-Incentives awarded upon completion of various activities
520 4th St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Purpose: To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.
To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal and one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.
Kindred Family Focus provides:
Therapeutic Foster Care: Youth, ages birth through 21, with special needs who can benefit from support in a family setting. Needs specific to each person are assessed and matched to a foster home capable of meeting those special needs through an individualized care plan. Independent living programming is incorporated for youth ages 16+ who are transitioning into adulthood. Services are structured to prevent homelessness by focusing on the psychological, emotional and concrete coping skills needed for self-sufficiency. The program model includes: Trauma-sensitive care, careful selection of foster families, foster family respite, individual assessment, and collaboration with counties for reunification as appropriate, coordination, 24/7 on call services and crisis management, and specialized in-house clinical consultation.
Adoption Services: Kindred Family Focus provides adoption services to youth, age birth to 18 years, who are under the guardianship of the Commissioner. Kindred is part of the Public Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) which is a program of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Services include: Child Placement Services, Adoption Home Studies and Updates, Adoption Training and Education, Child-Specific Recruitment Activities, Post-Adoption Services, and Relative Adoption Home Studies.
St. Philip’s School is a Catholic school serving students from pre-k through eighth grade. We have been in existence for over eighty years providing a strong religious and academic education to those who enter our doors.
St. Philip’s School Mission statement
St. Philip’s School is one of the valued ministries of St. Philip’s Parish, Bemidji, Minnesota. Our mission is to provide a quality Christian and academic education to the students entrusted to our care, preparing them to succeed in our diverse and changing world.
St. Philip’s School Annual Fund Drive
Help St. Philip’s School fulfill its mission by donating to our Annual Fund Drive. https://www.givemn.org/project/2015-2016-st-philips-school-afd-annual-fund-drive5669e7f176798
Your help is greatly appreciated by students and staff.
St. Philip’s School Philosophy
St. Philip’s School is an integral part of a program developed to carry out the educational mission of the St. Philip’s Catholic Community. It serves the families of students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, academically and religiously.
St. Philip’s School is committed to a strong academic program recognizing the value and potential of each child and fostering growth (physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually) through relationships with each other and with God, their Creator.
St. Philip’s School promotes greater awareness of global peace and justice. This is accomplished by developing in each child a positive attitude toward self, life, and learning, and by providing meaningful experiences of prayer, service, and worship.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, St. Philip’s School strives to be a worshiping community of believers in which the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed and witnessed.
St. Philip’s School Additional Services
Title 1 is offered through District 31. Title 1 is extra help in reading and math to supplement classroom work.
At a Glance
Enrollment – Schoolcraft Learning Community (SLC) enrolls 178 students in grades kindergarten through 8. Because of our small size, we are able to maintain a caring community for our learners.
Class Size and Structure – Average of 18 students in all grade levels. Grades 2-7 are multi-aged.
Faculty – More than 30 men and women; all of whom are highly qualified.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio – Averages 8:1 schoolwide.
Student Life – The primary method of instruction at SLC is through learning expeditions. Learning expeditions are long-term, indepth investigations of a theme or topic that engage students through authentic research, projects, fieldwork, service, and adventure. Using the integrated approach, students receive instruction in French, music, piano in grades K and 1, art, physical education, and conflict management. Orchestra is also available for grades 2-8.
Meal Program – All students are offered a balanced breakfast and a delicious lunch each day. Students and staff are treated to many different ethnic varieties of foods. Schoolcraft Learning Community does participate in the free and reduced lunch program. Students may elect to bring lunches from home. Check out our menu!
Campus & Facilities – SLC leases Lac du Bois (the French village) from Concordia Language Villages during the school year. The transition from summer camp cabins to classrooms is almost magical. We have 10 cabins/classrooms spread out over two smaller campuses, separated by a soccer field. We have access to lots of northern Minnesota outdoors as an important part of our classroom environment.
The Red Lake Nation Head Start serves 160 children on the reservation. We have two sites. One is located in the Early Childhood Center and one is located in Ponemah.
Our Mission is:
To demonstrate a commitment to young children and their families to assure they have resources and opportunities to succeed.
This is accomplished in a positive learning environment in which they can be creative as well as develop a sense of cultural identity. Our staff will promote the development of academic, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Red Lake Elementary School (RLES) and the Early Childhood Center (ECC) is an indescribably amazing and important place! Within these two buildings, over 700 precious young lives spend a good portion of their day! With that in mind, it is very, very important that your child loves school! Truly, there is very little that is more essential than for a young person to have a rich and enjoyable school experience.
Community Education Youth Leadership
The Leadership portion of Community Education gives students the opportunity to develop skills which will apply to life skills. This includes time management, cooperation in groups, volunteering for projects which enhance the reservation community, job skills and a connection to education through good school attendance.
Students are recruited to assist with the projects that Comedu offers such as the Teen Health Fair, Comprehensive Health Fair, sports events, educational camps, field trips, concessions at the Red Lake High School and collaborative efforts with other programs.
The theory of Best Practice in the educational system means that students are able to learn and enrich their horizons by hands on learning. Along with hands on learning we recognize that Native youth have certain learning styles. As each student has a learning style which may be different, acknowledging and honoring the child and youth enriches their perspective of the educational system. Collaborations with Targeted Services, Home School Liaisons, Comprehensive Health,Chemical Health, Indian Health Services,Oshkiimaajitadah and other programs gives Community Education the ability to provide services to students.
Enrichment projects are also Cultural based, Native American, primarily Ojibwe. There have been several films made by students along with drum making, beading, craft designs. Youth have been encouraged in projects such as Targeted
Service to increase knowledge through hands on learning.
Kloster Park is a summer baseball/softball program based in Clearbrook, Mn. Both boys and girls 9-13 years of age are eligible to attend. This give students one day per week for eight weeks to meet other youth from the surrounding area. There is
a World Series at Clearbrook which brings together families and numerous communities.
Students who have participated at Kloster Park are eligible to become coaches and/or umpires when they turn fifteen. This is a great opportunity for youth to use this coaching time on their resumes.
Teen Health Fair
Each year on the first Friday of November, Community Education along with numbers of partnerships/collaborators hold a Teen Health Fair at the Red Lake High School.
The Teen Health Fair, an annual event hosts a Holistic approach
to student’s cultural background. There is a host drum which is in the middle of the gym and a variety of disciplines.
Indian Health Services, Comprehensive Health Services, Evergreen House, Chemical Health, Early Childhood Family Education, Red Lake Tribal College, massage therapy, biofeedback, herbal therapy, aroma therapy, diabetes information and numbers of other booths are available as resources and education for students.
Parents As Teachers
Community Education is a partner with the Parents As Teachers program. Parents As Teachers is a curriculum that gives parents the opportunity to learn about being their children’s first teachers. The classes are geared for Early Childhood but can be used for children of any age.
Classes are offered at the Early Childhood center at Red Lake and at Oshkimaajiitahdaa.
Community Education has hosted numbers of workshops with themes on Parent Education, Prevention of birth defects, prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome, Parents As Teachers and other related topics. It is the intention of the Red Lake School district to provide educational outreach for the families and reservation community.
55 and over Insurance classes
It is our intention to hold the 55+ classes each year. There are the regular classes and the renewal classes. We have not been able to secure an instructor this past year but are working to continue this service.
Crafts classes are held in Ponemah at the Boy’s and Girl’s club. The classes are for adults but the environment at the club helps so that participants can bring children who can then have their own activities. Classes will be blanket making, pillow making and other crafts. Christmas there is cookie making and an assortment of fun give away presents. LIVIT
Community Education is a partner with the Department of Indian Works, Minneapolis which has provided us with a curriculum to teach Sexual Health. Workshops are offered in the Red Lake High School and Oshiimaajitahdaa.
Summer activities for youth are planned with a number of partners which also include Red Lake Law Enforcement. It is the intent of the district to assist in planning a continuum for a variety of activities during the summer.
Community Education Advisory Board
The Community Education Advisory Board has four meetings per year. The board is a volunteer group and discusses what resources are available for the reservation community.
Mission-Values: “Strengthening Families and Building a Strong Community”
Vision: “All families have what they need to reach their full potential and contribute to their community” Our work at the Family Center is guided by the following values; respect, integrity, compassion and honesty.
It’s our goal to provide local children and their families the support they need to function as strong, healthy family units. We offer a variety of services, programs and opportunities for families…please browse our site to see how we may be of service to you.
Pine River-Backus Family Center
245 Barclay Ave.
P.O. Box 1
Pine River, MN 56474
(located downtown Pine River in the Community Resources Center)
Compassion, Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility
The Mission of Independent School District 309 is to work together to prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges through: sharing of ideas and acceptance of diversity, efficient use of resources, (including staff, finances, curriculum, physical plant, and technology and area wide support services), thereby providing for maximum academic and personal growth.
Northwest Technical College prepares students for fulfilling careers in highly skilled, sought-after fields. Our certificate, diploma and degree programs are carefully designed to serve graduates and employers in northern Minnesota.
NWICDC is located in Bemidji, MN and provides services to more than 1,000 people and families annually. We prioritize the 60-mile radius, which includes the Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the administrative headquarters of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. This region continuously ranks the lowest in economic and social outcome indicators in Minnesota, and . The risk factors are complex and interrelated, meriting a holistic and integrated approach to recognizing, supporting and regenerating the protective factors, values and norms, implicit in traditional Anishinaabe Worldview.
What We Do
NWICDC implements five core initiatives with a three-tiered system that is informed by Anishinaabe worldview, trauma informed care and systems change:
- Traditional & Western Educational Pathways
- Workforce Development & Training
- Economic Security & Financial Access
- Family Wellness & Behavioral Health
- Safety & Basic Needs
Services and Programs:
- Anishinabe Basic Education, GED Tutoring & Test Assistance
- Post-secondary enrollment tools, scholarship, FAFSA
- Credentialed & Customized Job Readiness Courses
- Certified Nursing Assistance & Home Health Aide Certifications
- Community Health Worker Certifications
- Medical Coding Certification
- First Aid & CPR Certification
- Osha 10 and Osha 30
- Boiler Operator Certification
- Deconstruction Certification
- Job Seeking and application support
- Resume Building
- Interview coaching
- Mino Anokiiwin (Workforce Development)
- New employment navigation
- Post placement support and coaching
- Stabilization/Drop-in resources (phone, fax, computer
- Notary Services
- Housing Referrals
- Reintegration Supports
- Financial education and budgeting
- Tax Assistance Program
- Employment opportunities
- Traditional community gatherings and events
- Ojibwemowin opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Policy Advocacy
- Program Design, Development and Technical Assistances
- Northome School and the District Office are located in the southwest corner of the district in the town of Northome.
- Indus School is located at the north end of the district in Birchdale.
Technology blends into our efforts to learn “naturally” in the north woods of Minnesota. Both schools provide students with state-of-the-art, technology integrated classrooms and curriculum. The schools give students access to excellent technological devices (computers, tablets, wifi, SmartBoards, weather stations, gps, etc …) in spacious and modern buildings, with a design that is community-based and attractive to students and staff alike. Student to teacher ratios are low and computer to student ratios are high.