Speaker Date Topic
Titilayo Bediako Mar 20, 2018 7:15 AM
We Win Institute
We Win Institute

WE WIN Institute is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to the mission of creating academic and social success for all children. WE WIN provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people and works to increase parental involvement in the lives of their children and in their child’s schools.  WE WIN gives children a base of knowledge in core subjects and assists them in developing the skills that they need to grow into successful and responsible adults. 

In the fall of 1995, Lyndale school (Minneapolis Public School) teacher Titilayo (Titi) Bediako saw the need to build the youth of the future by celebrating and honoring cultural differences. WE WIN, which began with one program and 25 children, and has grown to include free parent groups, after school, tutoring, and summer programs, and Kwanzaa Celebrations each year and as of 2014, has served over 5000 youth and families, creating long-term and systemic change in their lives and communities.

Ms. Bediako, the founder and creator of WE WIN received the 2002 National Education Association’s Trensholm Award, which is awarded to only two educators in the United States in recognition of her educational innovations and dedication to at-risk youth. Since gaining her Masters Degree and retiring from teaching in public schools, she has put all of her time and energy into creating change for the youth of tomorrow. 



EVENING MEETING/ Rotary on the Road Mar 27, 2018
Club Action Meeting Apr 03, 2018
TBD Apr 10, 2018
TBD Apr 17, 2018
EVENING MEETING/ Rotary on the Road Apr 25, 2018
CPR Training at Powderhorn Park
Open House May 08, 2018
Meet Minneapolis South Rotary
EVENING MEETING/ Rotary on the Road May 29, 2018
TBD Jun 05, 2018
Club Action Meeting
Jaime Belden Jun 19, 2018 7:30 AM
Rotary Impact in Nicaragua
For the past 5 years Jaime Belden has worked with several Rotary Clubs in District 5950 (Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale) in collaboration with Rotary Clubs in Nicaragua to provide different life changing services to impoverished communities in the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. As International Rotary Volunteers they have the privilege of seeing first hand the difference that Rotary is making in the lives of others.
Jaime will talk about Rotary projects, including vocational training for teachers, a water filtration project and an annual team of visiting dentists. 
EVENING MEETING/ Rotary on the Road Jun 26, 2018