An initiative of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Business Partners

We need your leadership.

More than 4,200 kids in the Twin Ports experience poverty every day, and that fact leads to another: there is a gap between their opportunity for success and that of the rest of our kids.

“Addressing the opportunity gap is an important part of ALLETE’s and Minnesota Power’s commitment to sustainability and to helping individuals, families, and our communities thrive. I encourage other companies in our region to join this important effort because together, we can make a difference.”

—Bethany Owen, President, ALLETE, Inc.

We believe that gap needs to be closed for the benefit of this community’s future well-being and the well-being of all our kids. The loss of resources, innovation and human potential is preventable. We are working with organizations and individuals in Duluth and Superior to raise awareness and direct them to the volunteer needs that will help kids get the resources they need to be at par with their peers. Reading, mentoring, skills, transportation, involvement, new ideas you bring forth. We need it all.

We invite you to become an Opportunity Rising Partner to ensure we close this senseless gap in how our kids start out in life. As a business leader in our city, your involvement will bring opportunity for greater success in closing this senseless gap in opportunity for all our kids.

Please read the criteria for becoming an Opportunity Rising Partner.

We need an army.


When we rise for our kids, we all rise. So I promise to:

Recognize the growing gap between those with opportunity and those without

Initiate action to effect change, one life at a time

Share stories and resources with my family, neighbors and community

Empower all kids to have equal opportunities to live up to their potential, independent of place and race

When you sign the petition, your name will be added to this list. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please type “Anonymous” as your name in the field. Your email address is required, but you will not receive any emails unless you select the box asking to receive updates.

Our promise to all our kids

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