Reduce sexual and domestic violence by improving the attitudes and behaviors of men & boys in the Winona community. Encourage community members to live the BTG Characteristics and institutions to support the norms they represent. Create a sense of purpose and optimism as the foundation for a positive vision of masculinity.
Partners In Excellence is an autism therapy center that offers a set of effective treatment programs for children ages 1-10 years old diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Partners in Excellence is an outpatient mental health clinic providing simulated environments that reflect real-life situations, enabling the children to work on their skills one-on-one or in small groups with trained behavior therapists.
Solomon’s Song fosters community connections that fortify our belief that we are all more alike than we are different. We promote healthy mind/body, celebrate diversity and work to stomp out stigma in its many forms.
This is a free statewide program that supports young children who are at–risk for experiencing developmental delays.
Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. However, some children need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. Minnesota´s Follow Along Program will help you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and acting like other children the same age.
- A good way to learn about your child´s health and development
- A fun way to get ideas about “what to teach” and “at what age” to teach it
- A simple way to ask questions about how your child is hearing, moving, seeing, playing, talking, learning, growing, and acting
- An easy way to find out about other services you may want for your child
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
They are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
· Catalog available each season with classes for all interest areas for kids and adults.
· After School Activities program offers intramural sports, recreation, arts programs.
· Project COMPASS classes specialize in slower paced classes for all, customized classes for people with disabilities, parent and professional development workshops and support groups.
· Key Kids/Summer Key Kids is a child care program held after school, on non-school days and snow days for children enrolled in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Summer Key Kids offers child care for children who have finished Kindergarten – Fifth Grade.
· Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) welcomes all families with children age birth to kindergarten. They offer information about child development and parenting techniques and give children opportunities to discover and learn.
· Community Preschools is located at Goodview Elementary.
· Early Childhood Screening is a FREE screening for all 3 – 5 year olds, available by appointment. This is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.
· Baby Connections is a great place to call if you are expecting or parenting a baby. Schedule an appointment for a baby visit.
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts exists to provide quality arts education and performance by nurturing and encouraging artistic expression in children and adults. Their service to the community ranges from recreational to pre-professional dance and performing arts curriculum and programming designed to provide physical and aesthetic benefits, heightened self-respect, discipline, and confidence.
- Visual Art
- Family & parenting classes (morning, afternoon, and evening)
- Toddler classes
- Family gym nights
- Daddy & Me classes
- Moms Supporitng Moms
- AND MORE!
Located in Goodview School.
The Winona Counseling Clinic was founded in 1987 as a licensed outpatient mental health clinic and outpatient chemical dependency treatment facility. Michelle Johnson purchased the clinic in 2001 and is the current director of the clinic.
Today, Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc., La Crosse Counseling Clinic, LLC, Associates in Counseling, LLC, and Christian Counseling Clinic, LLC are a collaborative group of mental health professionals (licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, drug and alcohol counselors and professional mediators) dedicated to providing the highest quality of mental health, marriage counseling and substance abuse services. Our goal is to help each person find hope for healing, personal growth and wholeness.
The mission of Winona County Community Health Services is to provide quality health care and educational services to the people of Winona County.
Winona County offers the following services:
Kids First serves students who living in the Maplewood subsidized housing neighborhood. It provides students in grades K-12 with a safe place to hang out after school. The program is staffed with WSU teacher education volunteers who help with homework, supervise activities, and provide a wide variety of enrichment opportunities. This program is free, but parent permission is required. Hours are from 2:30 – 6:00, Monday – Thursdays.
Located in the Winona Family Community Center.
Weekly drop-in group for parents to weigh their baby, get answers to questions and meet other parents. New parents and expecting parents are welcome. Meeting facilitators are Winona Health’s Lisa Henderson, RN, CBS and Olivia Kendall, RN, CLC.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children referred by parents, other relatives, social workers and school staff with volunteer Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Big Couples. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brother. Big Sister. Big Couple
You can start something BIG today! By volunteering as a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple you have the opportunity to impact the life of a child for the better. You can change a child’s life, and have fun doing it! You have the opportunity to become a special friend, but more importantly, to become a role model to a child. You will become someone that the child will look up to and respect. It’s as simple as playing catch, going to a ball game, painting nails, watching a moving, sharing stories, and just hanging out together. Click here to learn more or sign up.
•Enroll/Refer a Child
Littles are children between the ages of 5 and 15. Littles are typically looking for a mentor or a caring, adult figure in their life to spend time with. A Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple gives a child an additional friend in his/her life. Bigs are carefully screened volunteers from the community who spend time each week with their Littles. We accept referrals from teachers, social workers, therapists, guidance counselors, and other professionals.
•Community-Based Mentoring (must be 16 or older)
Community-Based mentoring helps ignite the brightest possible futures for youth. They involve one-on-one outings and activities that both the Big and Little are interested in out in the community. Meet 2 – 4 times a month with your little for a minimum 1 year commitment.
•Site-Based Mentoring (must be 16 or older)
Site-Based Bigs help a child realize their full potential at school or another site based location. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground or at a club. Meet 2 – 4 times a month with your little for a minimum 1 year commitment.
•Events with BBBS
◦Catered for Kids’ Sake – Community event involving an auction, raffle, and a night of food sampling at the Waterfront Restaurant
◦Bowl for Kids’ Sake – Form a team and fundraise with us! Enjoy a bowling party when you reach your fundraising goals
◦Movie Night & Food Trucks – Community event put on through a partnership with Verve. Typically occurs in the summer.
◦Taste of Winona – Community event involving an auction, raffle, and a night of food sampling in Winona.
Miller Mentoring is a school based mentoring program that works with students in 5th-12th grade from Winona Middle and Winona Senior High Schools. Volunteers are matched one on one with a student and they meet one day a week at school during the academic school year. Miller Mentoring goals are to help students academically through goal setting, homework completion, and by improving a student’s organizational skills. The program also help students socially by building positive relationships and improving communication skills. Miller Mentoring also helps students emotionally by providing the support they need to boost their self-confidence and achieve a positive personal identity.
Requirements: Mentors must be 18 years of age, complete an application that includes references and a background check (paid for by the program), attend a mandatory training session, and commit to one day per week for the academic school year. All matches are supervised by a program coordinator.
MENTOR APPLICATION: https://www.winonaschools.org/miller-mentoring-application