At Banyan individuals are transformed, not just youth in youth programs, but parents and community members as we all come together to understand that we have developmental assets that can be amplified as well as learning additional life skills that can strengthen our grip for the future.

A sampling of our program outcomes from 2015-2016 year.


of Banyan seniors graduated from high school and were accepted into college!


of Banyan high school youth made the honor roll this year!
Banyan retained

97% of our youth
and families

through the 2015–2016 school year.


youth attended summer camp through Banyan!


home visits this year to listen to parents, identify family assets, and set goals.


connections with our Community Coordinator and Family Advocate linking families to resources.


of Banyan families attended an all-Banyan gathering event this year!

Banyan College Acceptances

Since 2004 Banyan has graduated 33 high school seniors, each averaging three college acceptances.  In total Banyan youth have been accepted into over 40 different colleges.

  • Augsburg College
  • Bethel University
  • Butler University
  • Calvin College
  • Centerpoint Massage Therapy School
  • Century College
  • Clarke University (Iowa)
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University
  • DePaul University
  • Dillard University
  • Drake University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Iowa State University
  • Judson University
  • Lasalle University
  • Lewis University
  • Loyola University
  • Marquette University
  • Messiah College
  • Michigan State University
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Minnesota State University Duluth
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Park University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Saint Catherine University
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Olaf College
  • Swarthmore College
  • St. Cloud State University
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota Rochester
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University