Though Youth Frontiers is located just a few blocks from Luther Auto’s home office, it was Hopkins Honda GM Kyle Allison who connected the two.
He linked Luther with the youth organization, which needed help with a van for school retreats, explains Luther CFO Barb Hilbert. The mission of Youth Frontiers, which has been sponsoring retreats in hundreds of Minnesota schools since 1987, involves changing the way children treat each other, beginning in the seventh grade.
Allison, Hilbert and Luther Community Engagement Director Matt Oquist attended a Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat with a group of about 200 St. Louis Park ninth-graders. “We were in tears by the end of it,” said Hilbert. “Some of these kids are going through rough stuff.”
For three years, Luther has helped Youth Frontiers to maintain their retreat vans provided funding for school retreats.
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