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Financial Assistance

Youth Advantage is a local nonprofit organization that provides access to arts, athletics, and educational-enrichment experiences by providing scholarships and the necessary equipment to eligible youth (grades K-12) who qualify based on his/her family's financial needs.

If your child receives (or financially qualifies to receive but is not currently participating in) free or reduced-fee lunch, or if your family has experienced a recent financial hardship, your child may qualify for Youth Advantage's services. Learn more at or call 651-342-1266.

Fill out the Educational Benefits Form (Free & Reduced Meal Application).

Students who apply and qualify receive: 

  • Reduced fees to participate on school teams or clubs (does not apply to summer Pony Strength Training). If you qualify for reduced meals, the fee is 50%. If you qualify for free meals the fee is $25. Fees are automatically reduced in SmartSchoolK12. 
  • Free or reduced costs to rent musical instruments or purchase equipment or supplies needed for activities or sports.
  • Many more benefits!

Families MUST fill out a new application for benefits at the beginning of each school year or benefits will expire! Applications will be processed beginning in August.


Available through Youth Advantage