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Fund a Child's Passion

Youth Advantage's mission is funded solely through the generosity of financial donations. Please consider making a financial gift today to fund a child's dream.

  • $1,200 funds one year of math tutoring for a child.
  • $1,000 funds one participant in Brave Bold Girls.
  • $650 funds a family for one year of extracurricular activities.
  • $250 funds one year of extracurricular activities for a child .
  • $110 funds an extracurricular activity for a child.
  • $60 funds use of a band or orchestra instrument for one child.

Donations can be made through our secure, online donation organization (see information above)  or can be mailed to:

Youth Advantage
P.O. Box 11
Stillwater, MN 55082

Youth Advantage is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization so your donation is tax deductible. A receipt for your donation will be mailed to you.


YOUTH ADVANTAGE is currently seeking the donation of the followng gently-used equipment:

  • Musical equipment (violin, viola, cello-tenor, cello-baritone, bass violin, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone-alto, saxophone,-tenor, saxophone- baritone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, cornet, trombone, french horn, baritone, tuba, and drum kit)
  • TI-83 graphing calculators
  • New or gently used youth athletic equipment (especially high-quality name brands)


  • Feel free to drop your equipment off at our office (904 Fourth St. S., Suite 300 in Stillwater-- behind Healing Within Accupuncture; our office is on the the south side of the building. Our door faces the parking lot.) on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities at Youth Advantage

Youth Opportunities

  • Organize an equipment donation drive. We are in need of new and gently-used athletic and musical equipment (see Donate tab for specifics). Email or call to learn more!
  • Volunteer on a weekly or bi-monthly basis at Youth Advantage where you will help make the gently-used equipment look like new so that the child who needs it feels excitement and pride when he/she wears it for the first time. Once the equipment has been spiffed up, we need help organizing the equipment on our shelves.

Adult Opportunities

  • Volunteer on one of our fundraising committees
  • Volunteer on our Board of Directors (please contact the Executive Director regarding current vacancies and to see if your skillset matches those vacant position needs)

    Thank you Barry Manilow and Xcel Energy Center for the donation of musical instruments to Youth Advantage! April 2012. Mr. Manilow "tweeted" about the donation (see his tweeted photo and caption on left).