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The Marshall Reed Youth Center (MRYC) was designed by and for young men involved with juvenile probation in Hennepin County. Through groups and one on one services over the 12 week program, participants create and achieve goals in four key areas: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Positive Male Identity, Conflict Resolution and Relationships, and Educational and Economic Self-Sufficiency


The MRYC is a part of Hennepin County’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which was created to provide a path away from detention, and further court involvement and out-of-home placement.

The Link’s MRYC services are designed to build upon each youth’s strengths and resiliencies while providing structured, positive year-round activities during after school hours and on Saturdays, when the most juvenile crimes occur.

Referrals for this program are received exclusively through Hennepin County Juvenile Probation.




Youth participating in MRYC programming will take part in groups and activities on topics including:

  • Living & leaving a legacy
  • Respecting women & girls
  • Masculinity & the media
  • Exploring emotions
  • Digging into substances
  • Life skills & learning responsibility
  • Engaging in education
  • Job readiness & Money management
  • Healthy relationships & Conflict resolution
  • Mentors, role models, heroes

For more information about the Marshall Reed Youth Center, please contact Aron Griffin, Program Manager:
763-550-7396 |