Park Avenue Youth & Family Services (PAYFS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization affiliated with the Park Avenue United Methodist Church. PAYFS was organized to give a stronger identity to outreach programs started by the church in the late 1960s. Since 1985, Park Avenue Youth and Family Services has reached out to nurture and empower the children, youth and families of our community through academic programs, summer camps and family services. PAYFS programs are open to everyone, regardless of religious belief.
The mission of Park Avenue Youth & Family Services is to empower the residents of the Central neighborhood area of south Minneapolis to eliminate disparities in health and quality of life stemming from racism and poverty.
Please watch the video below for a closer look at the work we’re doing.