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Developing Physical, Academic, Social and Spiritual Excellence

The mission of DinoMights is "to equip our urban youth to develop physical, academic, social, and spiritual excellence."

    Welcome to DinoMights

    DinoMights is a youth development program featuring hockey, in Minneapolis. The philosophy of DinoMights centers around maintaining relationships with youth from their elementary years through high school graduation, and providing them with the various kinds of support they need to become self-assured, competent adults.

    DinoMights began in 1995 as a collaborative effort with the Minneapolis Park Board and the Park Avenue Foundation Computer Learning Center. DinoMights’ mission is “to equip our urban youth to develop physical, academic, social and spiritual excellence.” The philosophy of DinoMights is centered on whole life impact and long-term relationships with diverse youth possessing significant unmet needs in the Central, Powderhorn, and Phillips neighborhoods of South Minneapolis. This innovative approach engages students in the community from their early childhood/elementary years through high school graduation, and provides them with the opportunities they need to become self-assured, competent adults. DinoMights is a powerful combination of traditional enrichment through recreation and intentional strategies that respond to children’s unique developmental and academic needs. Using hockey as an incentive, DinoMights provides academic tutoring, mentoring, computer instruction, studies, camping, community service, and various other faith based activities that help fulfill the mission.

    Header Photos © Richard Westley Wong 

    DinoMights • 3400 Park Avenue South • Minneapolis, MN 55407

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    VOTE NOW IN THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY PICTURE CONTEST

    We are asking everyone to get involved by voting in our #greatestdinophoto contest. We've chosen the 67 most iconic, historic, fun, and memorable photos from the past 20 years of DinoMights. Now we want you to choose the one that best tells the story of "Hockey in the Hood."