October 16, 2000, God used the words “You don’t have to cross an ocean to find a mission field” to plant the Geselle’s in the Stacy mobile home community. October of 2001, they bought a double wide and began to love and impact their neighborhood. 2003 the mission field expanded to the highest concentration of mobile home communities when they became children’s pastors at Tree of Life Church.
In 2005, Tree Top Kids was born as a Minnesota District Home Missions Project to reach the children, youth and families of mobile home communities. Over 300 kids attended regularly over the next five years through community outreaches and a bus ministry.
While the kids and youth were growing spiritually, they continued to share their struggles with school, home life, and a host of practical and relational issues. This led us to open Everyday Kids after school program. We believe that kids need to grow mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. Two sites opened quickly within the mobile home communities so kids could walk to the site. We establish healthy mentoring relationships to be the foundation of tutoring and life skill development .
In 2010 Tree Top Kids became a 501c3 non profit and also began a journey towards opening the Tree Top Farm. The farm will be a place for youth and families to come and experience life, faith and family. Through equine assisted learning, animal care, life skills and family table, everyone will be challenged to grow in the four quadrants of life: Physical, Mental, Spiritual, and Mental.
Board of Directors
Everyday Kids relies on the investment of many different groups and people to make it work. We would like to thank the following groups
- Anoka Children and Families
- Anoka County Youth Initiative
- Bridging the Gap
- Centennial Area Education Foundation
- Centennial Community Education
- Centennial Staff and Teachers
- City of Lexington
- Durand and Associates
- Hoffman Weber Construction
- Jonco Die Company Inc
- Lakes YMCA
- Manna Market
- McKnight Foundation
- Mounds View Staff and Teachers
- North Heights Lutheran Church
- Supporting Churches and Individuals
- Tommy's Malt Shop
- Walmart Foundation
We couldn't do it without this great team!
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Tree Top Farm
13351 205th St N
Scandia MN 55073
Tree Top Kids
PO Box 632
Forest Lake, MN 55025