Since 1994, CHARISM has been special in its approach to youth and families. We do not just offer a safe place and positive environment for children and youth to be after school or during the summer, we also get to reinforce what they are learning in school and teach them new skills. Our mentors and staff provide educational support by helping with homework and academic activities, but they also model social skills, teach positive decision making, and become someone a child knows cares
about them.

CHARISM focuses on community outreach, to help neighbors get to know each other and to build a sense of trust and respect. CHARISM loves to connect our participants with other community organizations and resources too. We act as an anchor point and resource connection hub so that our neighbors and participants are educated on what is available to them in the community and help them access beneficial resources to increase their quality of life!

CHARISM realizes that making a difference in the lives of the people we serve is a community effort, we couldn’t do it without the help of some wonderful partners! We partner with others to build the strongest community that we can. We work closely with the Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools, the Fargo Park District, the Fargo Police Department, FM Area Foundation, South East Education Cooperative, United Way, colleges, churches, and numerous other organizations in the FM area.


Summer Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Fargo, ND
“I loved having the chance to make a difference in a child's life everyday.”

CHARISM Summer Intern

June 2018 - July 2018 Fargo, ND
“My co-workers were friendly. It was nice to work with kids over the summer. It helped me gain experience working with all types of kids. This is especially true for Fargo's at-risk youth. Overall I enjoyed my summer at CHARISM where I had an appropriate amount of responsibility.”
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