April celebrates month of the Military Child

PBYR - month of military child-384x0As you may or may not know, April celebrates Month of the Military Child. Our partners in Family Programs sell shirts to help raise awareness and commemorate these great kids! If you are interested in placing an order for a shirt, you can find all the information you need in the PDF below and the order form attached!

What: Get your EXCLUSIVE 2016 Month of the Military Child shirts today!

Why: To raise awareness and recognize the sacrifices military connected kids make. PLUS–This year’s Raglan-Unisex design is sure to be a hit.

Who: Everyone can show support!

When: ORDER ASAP–NLT 01 MAR 2016!! April is the Month of the Military Child and April 15 is Purple Up! Day

How: The flyer has the t-shirt design and ordering details. The cost includes direct shipping!

PBYR 2016 MOMC T-shirt

POC: Laura Groeneweg

Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator MN National Guard – Contractor
(o) 651.268.8695 (c) 651.242.6938

Light up the Night for Heroes 5K Run

5KMontrose Beyond the Yellow Ribbon would like to extend an Invite to the Light up the Night for Hereos 5K Run that they are hosting on Saturday, April 23rd at 8:30pm.

Please see the attached the PDF flyer for the race, if you could and would distribute it your Veteran’s and Members of your Committee and Community we would greatly appreciate it.  Hope to see you at the Race.

2016 Light Up the Night 5kwregistration

Please feel free to contact race coordinator Tracy Gurneau at 612-559-7411 with any questions. Thank you.

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Wells Fargo Supports Veterans With $2 Million to Scholarship America

PBYR - wells fargo logoWells Fargo & Company has committed $2 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program and the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program. The needs-based scholarships and grants will help veterans and spouses of disabled veterans obtain education or training necessary to successfully integrate back into civilian life.

PBYR - scholarship america_logoScholarship America, the nation’s largest provider of post-secondary educational assistance programs, and Wells Fargo worked together on the application and selection process for the scholarship and emergency grants, using best practices of the highest quality post-secondary educational aid programs.

For additional information on the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program you can visit http://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans .

.For additional information on the Wells Fargo Emergency Grant Program you can visit  http://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency .

Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair – February 9, 2016


PBYR - Career FairCurrent military personnel, veterans and their families are welcome to attend. Attendees should come with their résumés in hand, and be prepared to network or even interview on the spot.

Minnesota_WildNo registration is necessary; however, registering for the event allows job seekers to upload their résumés to be viewed by employers ahead of time. All registered veterans and military spouses are also eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend that evening’s game between the Wild and the Dallas Stars

WHAT: Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair

WHERE: Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 9:30am to 2:00pm
employment workshop – 9:30 to 11 a.m.
hiring fair – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY: Will feature more than 75 prospective employers seeking to hire veterans and their spouses.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/minneapolisst-paul-hiring-expo-minnesota-wild-0

Hiring Our Heroes

Give Kids a Smile – Free Dental care event

If you or someone you know has kids in need of free dental care, mark your calendar for February 5th and 6th, 2016 for this year’s Give Kids a Smile event. This charitable event grants up to 5,000 children free dental care at over 150 dental offices and clinics across the state.

Patients need to be 18 years or younger and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To make an appointment, check out the list of participating clinics, then call the clinic to make an appointment (note that hours vary by location). You can also make an appointment by calling United Way at 2.1.1 (or 1.800.543.7709) to get assistance in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Good news for those of you not in the Twin Cities: there are participating clinics throughout the state – Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, Moorhead, and lots more!

Here is a link for the Give Kids a Smile event :  https://www.mndental.org/events/give-kids-a-smile/

Caribou Coffee, Arden Hills FAC & PBYR Successfully Partnered on “Operation Coffee”!

On January 6, 2016 PBYR expresses great appreciation to Mitch Carter, Manager of Caribou for donating coffee from several stores to be used for a deployed MN unit and returning soldiers. PBYR will cover shipping & transport costs. Special thanks for Clinton Asche for offering help and a vehicle!! Also, special thanks to Caribou (several branches & their customers participated to make this possible). Also, special thanks to the military recruiters from Brooklyn Center that assisted in the pick-up & transport.

caribou coffee logoThe coffee is stored at the Arden Hills FAC which is in the Readiness Center. This coffee will be packaged & shipped to a deployed MN unit in the near future. PBYR has allocated $300 for shipping/transport. Some coffee will be used for returning soldiers. Also, a small amount of coffee was distributed today to the recruiters that assisted in the pick-up & transport . This coffee really smelled good and I think the troops will appreciate the coffee and the efforts of all that made it possible!!

Operation Freedom on Ice – February 20, 2016

ice fishWe invite all Veterans, Active Duty Military & Their Families to enjoy a day of ice fishing and the Great Outdoors at Cross Lake in Pine City, MN. We are thankful for their service & protecting our freedom. All equipment and fish houses will be provided.Sponsored by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Pine City, MN. For more info see the PDF below.

Pre-registration is required.
To Pre-register call Christine David: 651-485-1464 or email: opfreedomonice@gmail.com

PBYR – 2016FreedomonIceFinal

Minneapolis Legal Clinic for Veterans

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is hosting a free legal clinic for veterans on January 12th at the Minneapolis VA from 9AM to 2PM. Please see the PDF below for additional information.

Please distribute this information to veterans who may need civil or family legal assistance.

For more information, please contact Sara Sommarstrom (651) 224-0292.

MACV January 2016.pdf