Everyone Belongs

Summer Learning Opportunities

  • Everyone Belongs - Community Conversations

    Join us for a virtual community conversation during which we can share together and gain understanding of who our neighbors are to help build a stronger community where Everyone Belongs. With all that is happening in Minnesota and throughout the country, there is no better time to engage with each other for constructive and meaningful conversation.

    • Wednesday, June 17, 6-7:30pm
    • Wednesday, June 24, 8-9:30am
    • Monday, June 29, 6-7:30pm
    • Wednesday, July 1, 9-10:30am


    Community Learning Series - Implicit Bias

    Join us for this introductory session to learn about personal biases and how they are created. We all have them and this session will help participants to increase our self-awareness as it relates to intercultural relationships, positive community culture, and effective communication. Information will be shared and there will time to interact with others in the session. We hope you can join us. 

    • Tuesday, June 23, 6-6:45p
    • Monday, June 29, noon-12:45p
    • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30-9:15am


    Register for sessions at https://tinyurl.com/y7g7sc2o

    A link to your virtual session will be sent via e-mail 24 hours before the session.

    Sponsored by Forest Lake Area Schools, the YMCA, and our surrounding communities.  Facilitated by the YMCA Equity Innovation Center for Excellence

  • The PURPOSE of the inclusion project is to ensure that the Forest Lake Area is inclusive for all  individuals and families. 

    Please mark your calendar for the

    The customized equity innovation lab experience will allow us TO CREATE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE. We will do this by

    • Increasing intercultural awareness and leadership.
    • Expanding intercultural competence as it relates to our community and school district.
    • Creating a vision and action steps to create a most welcoming and inclusive community.


    Everyone Belongs is JOINT PROJECT with the Forest Lake Area School District, the YMCA Equity Innovation Center, and surrounding communities.
    All sessions will be held at the Forest Lake Area High School Media Center. Food and child care will be provided.

    Get involved.

    For more information, contact:
    Steve Massey, 651-982-8104