Ely Community Resource Mission:

to foster positive youth development through activities designed to increase self esteem, build a sense of community, and provide positive adult relationships that allow effective interventions.

to be a primary resource to Ely area youth and to help in building a community equipped to make ELY A GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP!



2014 Art Auction

Our 36th year!  

Join us for our annual celebration of art and youth.....

  • hearty appetizers throughout
  • amazing art
  • at Amici's Event Center
  • 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 28!

Local artists have outdone themselves again!  Come to enjoy the party and to support ECR Youth Programs!



News:  ECR Seeks to create a 21st Century Community Learning Center

We have been invited by the Minnesota Department of Education to submit a proposal to create a Community Learning Center in collaboration with Ely Schools. In recognition of the need for schools to teach more than "reading, writing, and arithmetic", 21st Century Schools goals are to increase opportunities for youth to develop critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation.  21st Century Community Learning Centers are designed to provide opportunities to develop those attributes as a community invested in making school a good experience for youth and improving academic performance. The supportive Ely community is a great fit for this grant because ECR already has so many wonderful partners! Grant awards will be announced later this spring--look for new opportunities to be part of making Ely a GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP!



Check out our calendar of events and activities!

Our consent and medical authorization form for Homework Club and Mentor Applications are now available online.  Click on Forms in the green box.