Aug. 26, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore

Director of PR & Communications

800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797

KidsPeace Mesabi Academy celebrates 15 years of helping youth 

Help us mark the occasion with a party in Burton Park and an ATV raffle.

BUHL – KidsPeace Mesabi Academy is turning 15 years old, and the community is invited to a party in the park to help celebrate.

A celebration is planned for 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in Burton Park. Join staff members, neighbors and local legislators for a casual get-together complete with cake, food trucks and a raffle of an ATV, provided by Five Seasons Sports Center in Eveleth.

Raffle tickets are on sale now for $100. Proceeds will fund recreation equipment for Mesabi Academy. It is not necessary to be present at the event to win.

Mesabi Academy, a subsidiary of KidsPeace, is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections and serves males ages 10-18, with some services extended to age 21. The academy offers a full range of diagnostic and clinical/therapeutic services and specialized residential and community programs to help clients get the help they need to turn their young lives around.

For additional information or to purchase raffle tickets, please call Mesabi Administration at 218-258-2310.

About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.