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Profiles in Service: Cook County Community Foundation salutes North House Folk School Youth Programs

Oct 18, 2020 06:59AM ● By Editor

Photos:  North House Folk School


From the Cook County Community Foundation - October 18, 2020

Cook County is blessed to having many dedicated and passionate non-profit organizations that work hard to enhance the lives of the people who live here.  This month, the Cook County Community Foundation is partnering with Boreal Community Media to salute many of its past grant recipients and how they have put those dollars to work to help make our community a better place to live.  

You can make a difference too – make your tax deductible donation to the Cook County Community Foundation by sending your check to Cook County Community Fund, P.O. Box 763, Grand Marais, MN 55604 or by following this link to make an on-line donation:

Contributor: Libby Larson, Grants and Fundraising Events Manager

Grant support from the Cook County Community Fund provided scholarships and enhanced opportunities for local youth to connect with craft.

Support received from the Cook County Community Fund enhanced youth programming and facilitated additional scholarships for the after-school Handworks Club and 2019 Summer Kids camp, expanding access for local youth between the ages of 7 and 16 to participate in meaningful craft learning opportunities.


This grant supported North House’s mission to “enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind,” as these learning opportunities empowered youth to explore their creativity while expanding their skills and confidence in a hands-on environment.

North House continues to develop accessible online programs, limited on-campus coursework, and craft learning opportunities for all ages. Visit for updates!

Many activitiés at North House Folk School engage youth in learning new skills.  Photo: North House Folk School  


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