Roots for the Home Team

Roots for the Home Team

Saint Paul, MN
Tax ID46-2184817

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Build youth leadership & business skills and a personal/community interest in healthy foods.


Roots for the Home Team is an innovative, youth driven leadership and entrepreneurial program that's mission is to nourish young people's appetites to discover new possibilities and pathways for success through unique opportunities. We partner with local youth garden programs, buy produce the teens grow as ingredients, partner the teens with local chefs to create innovative salad recipes, and employ the youth to run a food business at MLB games. Over our past seven years, Roots has grown to be significantly more than a salad enterprise. Through these challenging experiences and our new University of Minnesota-created leadership curriculum, teen participants gain valuable business and entrepreneurial skills, learn more about who they are and what they care about, then, because of that, discover new possibilities in their lives and begin steps toward achieving their growing aspirations. They learn new strategies and understand what tools to use to help them gain growth opportunities for themselves and forge new pathways that can propel them toward successful futures. Roots for the Home Team uniquely prepares diverse youth for their futures, the future of the communities they live in and all our futures. We equip youth for their futures by challenging them to think creatively as they develop their salad recipes and selling strategies; work as a team at the cart; solve problems while they run their business at each game; learn more about who they are based on their leadership style and strengths, explore what matters to them and what they are willing to struggle for to gain the life they want. Roots sets the stage to help youth feel empowered while coaching them to fall forward to carve their path toward the future they dream of. Through Roots we grow future employees, business owners, thought leaders & socially conscious people who will contribute to a better "world." In 2018 we employed 52 youth participants. 22 new youth were welcomed into the program. We established a new Roots program in Milwaukee with their community and the Milwaukee Brewers ball club. 13 new recipes (products) were created by youth. More than 1,500 salads were sold. 34% of our youth are African American; 21% Latin, 21% Native American; 21% Hmong and 3% Caucasian.

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

According to the filing documents, the non-profit's mission is defined as “Nourishing young people's appetites to discover new possibilities and pathways for success through unique opportunities.”.

When referring to its tasks, they were referred to as: “Build youth leadership & business skills and a personal/community interest in healthy foods.”.

  • The non-profit's state of operation has been legally reported as MN.
  • According to the latest filing, the non-profit's address in 2019 is 12 Yellow Birch Rd, St Paul, MN, 551101413.
  • The total number of employees reported by the non-profit on their form for 2019 is 0.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $100,000 and $250,000.
  • Revenue is between $250,000 and $500,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $88,645.
  • The organization has 6 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2013.
  • The organization pays $91,338 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $5,000 in fundraising expenses.

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