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    McVay Youth Partnership
    742 Snelling Ave
    651-523-2071
    jkrentz01@hamline.edu

    Wesley Center
    Hamline University
    MS-A1735
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104

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    Join Us

    The McVay Youth Partnership takes place on MWF from 3:30 - 6 p.m. at Arlington Hills UMC, Emma's Place, Liberty Plaza Resource Center, and Hmong Community UMC.  Learn more about our sites and partners below.
  • The McVay Youth Partnership

    The McVay Youth Partnership (Youth-VOICE) offers a safe, fun place for middle and high school students. Students spend time with their friends creating art, music, drama and can receive help with their homework. Service projects and presentations by local leaders enable students to explore the community.

    The McVay Youth Partnership is staffed by experienced and energetic McVay Fellows and McVay Interns. All fellows and interns receive training and are supported by Hamline University staff.

    The program is free and open to all students in grades 5-12 who are willing to follow these basic rules:

    • Respect yourself
    • Respect others
    • Respect property

    The McVay Youth Partnership is a university-church partnership funded by a generous endowment from the McVay Family Foundation. It embodies the mission and vision of Hamline University and is officed through the Wesley Center.

    New McVay Site!!!

    McVay Youth Partnership is pleased to announce the opening of a new McVay site at
    Mounds Park United Methodist Church
    1049 Euclid St. St Paul, MN 55106

    Make a Difference

    If you are interested in joining the McVay Youth Partnership, please fill a copy of our application and either email it to jkrentz01@hamline.edu or bring in a copy to the Wesley Center, located on the 3rd floor of the new Anderson Center, Room 318.

    Download the Application 


    A Legacy of Leadership

    Meet Shamia Sandles and Jessa Williams. Shamia is a former McVay fellow who has been involved with training new members of the McVay Youth Partnership for the past three years. During her first year she was one of Jessa's mentors.  Jessa completed six years of after school programming at McVay sites and is returning this year as an intern with the program! She hopes to leave the same lasting legacy of mentorship that Shamia had for her.  To hear the incredible story of these two women watch the video below and read this exciting article about their experience.


  • McVay Program Sponsors Karen Gala

    The McVay Youth Partnership was pleased to once again co-host the annual KOM Gala (Karen Organization of Minnesota) on campus in October 2012.  This successful event is a fundraiser to help KOM with the amazing work they do with and for the community.  

    This year’s 2012 Gala was even a bigger success than last year’s, and we are already planning to move the event to the Anderson Center in October 2013 to accommodate all the attendees.  Dayliar Htoo, Zin Zin Htoo and Wah Wah (our three Karen Hamline students who are also McVay Fellows/Interns) joined me in welcoming the guests to Hamline. They were joined by two other McVay Interns (Ellen Doering and Courtney Cardinal) who all volunteered to help with the silent auction for the event.

    The McVay Youth Partnership had our own table this year.  We were delighted that Mary McVay and her daughter Lizabeth were able to join us, along with Provost Erik Jensen and his wife.  We were also joined by Rev. Chip Nielsen and Martha West from Arlington Hills UMC, and Education Professor Leticia Basford. It was a memorable night!
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  • Wesley Center News
    • The Hamline University Department of Religion, the Wesley Center, and the Department of Music are hosting, Sacred Sound: Chanting and Music in the World’s Religions on Saturday, April 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the Kay Fredericks Room of the Klas Center.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.
    • Two Hamline students and two staff members recently traveled to Cambridge, MA to visit the humanist communities at Harvard in support of the new Values in Action program at Hamline.
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