Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Young Poets Program
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our outcomes are to have at least 20 youth participate in the program, with at least 8 presenting their work in the capstone event. As a result of this program, youth will feel positive about poetry as a method of self-expression and overall literacy skills will improve.Staff evaluations determine participating artist success. We track attendance software and count participants in each program. To help determine a project’s success. We survey member poets and their families to determine if positive behaviors (self-esteem, confidence) have improved.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We had 14 youth participate in the program, with 11 youth reading their work at the slam.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Fred Bauer, Tamara Berg, Joel Blahnik, Carol Carryer, Leon Clark, Jennifer Fisher, Dan Groteboer, Kara Gyarmaty, Scott Hoss, Ed Hruska, Malachi Johnson, Jim Kelly, Shannon Knoepke, Heather Leiferman, Jeff Mintz, Chadd Murray, Jim Orke, John Pacchetti, Dia
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester
Street Address
1026 E Center St
Zip Code
(507) 287-2300
Administered By
Administered by

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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2778 D Commerce Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901-2262 

Project Manager: Robin Pearson
(507) 281-4848
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