Events

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2024 – The Inner Hero Youth Pathway to Civic Education and Careers

Inspirational Speakers

Minnesota leaders, renowned thought leaders, and influencers will share their insights on personal growth, resilience, and leadership.

Networking Opportunities

Participants will have the chance to connect with peers, mentors, and professionals from various civic fields.


School Year – The Inner Hero After-School Program at the Y!!

Our after-school program has begun. We are actively seeking more students between 3rd – 12th grades to join our program and enrich their learning experience. Register now!

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Below are images from our ongoing After-School Program.


Past Events

2023 – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


December 9th – Toys for Tots 7th Community Distribution

Tis the season! Finally, Santa and the Grinch have come together to share with our Community Heroes, Toys for Tots 7 years and running! Come and be a part of our community as we will continue to bless and share. Special thank you to our partners Brooklyn United Methodist Church, and True Vine Family Christian Center!! A big Thank You, to all of our Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers that made our Christmas Give Away a successful Day. Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy Successful New Year!


November 29th, 2023 – Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale Rotary Club Presentation

It was an honor to be invited to speak and do a presentation at the Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale, Rotary Club this morning, on behalf of The Inner Hero!!

Educate, Inspire, Build!!


October 10th, 2023 – AFL-CIO Presentation of The Inner Hero

Ambrose R. Russell had the opportunity to do a presentation at The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, this morning Oct 10, 2023. (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people.

Educate, Inspire, Build!!


A Look At The Inner Hero and the Scope of Our Work


September 4th, 2023 – Back to School Haircuts and Supplies

The Inner Hero in collaboration with Faded Barbershop Uptown gave 125 kids ‘Back to School’ haircuts and school supplies! Thank you to The Vine Family Christian Center for the donations for the second year!! A big thank you to all of the Barbers, and the Faded Barbershop, and a special thanks to all of the parents for bringing their kids out!


June-August 2023 – The Inner Hero Summer Program Activity at the Y!!

We had a great Inner Hero summer program. Consider registering for the current after-school program above.


August 2023 – WCCO & CBS News Channel 4

Watch one of our mentees, Jamari, and Ambrose talk about our After School and Summer Program!

Live in the studio with behind-the-scenes! Watch now!!!


July 22nd, 2023 – 7th Annual 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament​

The Inner Hero presented its 7th Annual 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, at 43 Hoops at 2122 Woodbury Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125. We had a great time and enjoyed the friendly competition as the teams competed for prizes and a trophy.

A 1st place prize of $2,000 with a trophy, a 2nd place prize of $1,000 with a trophy, and a 3rd place prize of $300 with a trophy was awarded to the best teams.


July 13th, 2023 – The Inner Hero at the Maple Grove NetWorkers Group

It was an honor this morning to present the Mission, Vision, and works of The Inner Hero, to the Maple Grove NetWorkers Group!!


June 16th, 2023 – Excellent Leadership Award from the Good Men’s Club


Here are some of the results of our work!


May 27th, 2023 – Mentorship Seminar​

Mentorship Seminar went excellently today! The guest speakers were Bernie Burnham, President of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organization, Minnesota, and Jerome Richardson, Minnesota Teen Activists.

They discussed many issues surrounding families and community connectivity to achieve success as a village.


April 28th, 2023 – The Inner Hero After School Program at the YMCA​

It was a very emotional and successful day for The Inner Hero. Years ago it was an idea to have our After School Program, where we help our community Heroes reach their full potential.


March 25th, 2023 – Coon Rapids Police Department Panel​

It was an honor today, to sit on a panel of Coon Rapids, MN Police Department, to interview six new applicants to be hired, as police officers. Also, train their Officers to become professional Mentors within the high school.


Events from Past Years