The Map Project

“I want to get back into the community but I’m not sure how to do it. I need a map.” — Youth participant

The Map Project is a partnership of the Amicus services of Volunteers of America MN and WI, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, Ramsey County Juvenile Services, St. Paul Public Schools, and other community agencies.

The program helps youth in the Ramsey County juvenile justice system stay engaged in school, connect better with their family and other community supports, and encourages them to plan for a future which might include college or a career-building job.



  • Amicus office
    3041 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Ramsey County Boys Totem Town
    398 Totem Road, Saint Paul, MN 55119


Individually determined by mentors and students


Adjudicated youth in Ramsey County are referred by Ramsey County Juvenile Services


No fees are charged to participants. Project is funded by a four-year grant from the US Department of Education

How we help

​Amicus staff provide mentoring to youth, using the “Check and Connect” framework, engaging with students and families for a minimum of two years on topics such as relationship-building, problem solving skills and building persistence.

For more information, contact Jerome Graham — Map Project Coordinator
Phone: 612-269-8793