2024 SHINE Celebration

Let’s shine together! Join Way to Grow as we celebrate 35 years of families, partnerships, and our incredible community!


When: Friday, October 4, 2024, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Where: The Depot, Minneapolis (225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401)


Attire/Theme: Black and White; Semi-formal/cocktail event.


For 35 years, Way to Grow has worked to address the serious and prevalent gap in early childhood education in the Twin Cities. With a culturally diverse team of Family Educators, we provide free, year-round family support and educational programming for families, prenatal through grade 3, ensuring all children are ready to succeed in school and beyond!


"Great by Eight" starts early with prenatal parents and continues through the third grade delivering resources, education curriculum and support. We are proud to work with 700 families in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and surrounding suburbs—neighbors who work hard to provide for their children and are active in their community and their child’s education. 


Our Family Educators focus on building trusted relationships with parents and children. The result: children ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.


Please note: Paid parking is available in the Depot parking lot with meters nearby. A small number of discount tickets are available. Please contact Melissa Meyer at [email protected] for more details or any questions.



Organized by Way to Grow
501(c)(3) Public Charity · EIN 71-0956749
[email protected]