Duluth Area Family YMCA
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
True North AmeriCorps (TNAC) is an AmeriCorps State program that has been serving a ten county area of Northeastern Minnesota since September 2004. It is fiscally managed and supported by the Duluth Area Family YMCA. TNAC places members at nonprofit organizations, schools and youth serving agencies. TNAC's mission is "to enhance the future success of at-risk children by increasing the number of positive adults in their lives". Members serve youth in the areas of academic mentoring/tutoring, community-based mentoring and after-school programming. All members are asked to mobilize volunteers within their host sites. TNAC members are trained in civic engagement and are asked to design and implement service learning projects that will benefit both their service site and local community. TNAC has been a lead agency for Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service projects for the past 5 years.