The Grace House of Itasca County, MN (www.gracehousemn.org) serves the needs of our homeless individuals and families. On any given day we may find ourselves or someone we love in a homeless situation. The Grace House is an organization where we can refer others or seek support for ourselves and receive that help. The Grace House not only provides a safe place to rest but they also offer additional support services to assist the person or family for stability. Covid-19 has impacted the housing situation of many and it is estimated to increase the number of homeless (Economic Roundtable | Locked Out – economicrt.org). As a way to give back, support our community members, and address the needs of our vulnerable homeless, please consider making a monetary or needed item donation to the Grace House.
As a way to increase awareness of homelessness, learn more about the Grace House, and give back to our community, the Northern Lights Community School (NLCS) in Warba, MN will be participating in a virtual ‘Sleep Out’ on Friday, February 26th, 2021. Leading up to the ‘Sleep Out’ night the NLCS community will be finding ways to support homelessness. Some students are creating their own projects around homelessness such as sewing rice hand warmers to donate to the Grace House. Other students are making beautiful art pieces on what many homeless use for shelter, cardboard. Please consider joining NLCS in supporting our community, Grace House, and awareness of homelessness. Watch for updates about the NLCS virtual ‘Sleep Out’ on the schools Facebook page or website.
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Northern Lights Community School is a tuition free public charter school for grades 6-12 located in Warba, MN. NLCS is an environmental project based school that is authorized by the Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center.
NLCS Four Pillars
Small accepting learning community
Authentic hands-on projects
Students drive their education
Northern Lights Community School Mission Statement
Northern Lights Community School will create a safe, small and enthusiastic learning community in which all students are known well, taught as individuals, and encouraged to be good stewards of our environment.
Every student will be treated as a unique individual and will each have a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).
Every student will be ensured a safe family-oriented learning environment that focuses on continual growth.
Every student will learn to be environmental stewards community service oriented citizens.
Every student will acquire essential life skills to ensure success in the 21st century.
Every student will learn through authentic hands-on projects.
Every student will have autonomy over their education as they drive toward mastery.
Proud Member of the International Green Schools Alliance