North 4


Males between the ages of 16-21 living in north Minneapolis

Contact Will Wallace:

Phone: 612-787-7471


The North 4 program creates new pathways to success for young men, ages 16- 21, who experience trauma associated with gang/clique violence involvement and live in four North Minneapolis neighborhoods. The program allows participants the opportunity to:

  • Heal from the trauma associated with gang/clique violence
  • Learn leadership, life, and work readiness skills
  • Access one-on-one job coaching and on-going individual support sessions
  • Participate, plan and lead community engagement activities/events and retreat-style activities

Throughout the past few years of EMERGE hosting this program, we have found that:

  • Youth stay engaged for the 16-week program and demonstrate positive behavior change while engaged 
  • Youth obtain & retain employment at higher rates than the general population of North Minneapolis youth 
  • Youth avoid juvenile justice involvement

Please download and share a North 4 flyer!

EMERGE Career and Technology Center (ECTC)

1834 Emerson Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411