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Brooklyn Park, MN – YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host the annual National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) Rodeo in conjunction with local law enforcement and community partners on Saturday, September 15 in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

The YMCA has facilitated the NYPUM for 42 years, connecting youth facing barriers to a healthy peer group and positive adult role models and demonstrating its value by motivating youth to make positive choices in their daily lives. The program also seeks to break down walls between youth and local police. Young people ages 10 to 17 who have participated in the program this summer will have the chance to show off their skills on dirt bikes. 

“The YMCA is proud to be part of this national program impacting youth by integrating positive youth development, intentional goal setting and behavior modification,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. “Young people in the program have the opportunity to connect with their communities while learning exciting new skills.”

WHO: 
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities along with local law enforcement and community partners

WHAT:
Annual NYPUM Dirt Bike Rodeo

WHERE:
10407 West River Road in Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

WHEN:
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 162 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 28 Y locations and program sites, seven overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 350,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.