Resources for Teens

The Bridge for Youth, 1111 W 22nd St, Minneapolis has a 24 hour hotline 612-377-8800 as well as a crisis center and walk-in counseling.  It offers empowerment groups for girls and boys as well as support groups for teens with chemical use issues or questions about LBGTQ youth. They also offer H.O.P.E classes for parents who want to build a better connection with their teens.

Teens Alone, 915 Main Street, Hopkins has a Drop In Center called The 915, which offers basic health care, long-term housing referrals, and help finding a job.  It’s a place for teens to go for help with problems.  Call 952-988-TEEN (8336).

  • Hours are:   Tuesdays and Thursdays:  3 – 6 pm    
  • Saturdays: 11 am – 2 pm

Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Programs for Teens

Youthline Outreach Mentorship

Youthline engages youth ages 12-16 in positive leadership experiences and recreational activities while connecting them to adult mentors in the parks.

Teen Teamworks

Teen Teamworks is a summer employment and educational program for youth ages 14-18.

Nite Owlz

Nite Owlz provides extended teen programming at various recreation centers from 8-11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Activities may include open gym, cooking, computer labs and more. Contact a neighborhood recreation center for details.


IDEAWERKS is for youth ages 12-18 to learn multimedia production; record audio and video information on a digital media workstation; study music basics and computer software to create music tracks and videos; and produce and record individual multimedia projects.

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