Educational Institutions

American Youth Hostels, Inc.

  • St Paul, MN
  • http://www.himinnesota.org

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Mission Statement

Hostelling is a world-wide educational movement designed to provide safe, cross-cultural experiences, primarily for young people on limited budgets. The keystone of Hostelling Int'l is the hostel; simple, safe, inexpensive, dormitory style accommodations, serving people of all ages. People from diverse backgrounds stay together, share meals, and exchange information while learning about the cultures of the world. Our desired outcome is for hostellers to become caring world citizens who are catalysts for intercultural exchange and understanding and stewards of the earth.

Main Programs

  1. Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride
  2. Travelers Circle
  3. World Travel 101
  4. Tour De Pines Bicycle Tour
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Our regional office serves hostelling members from Minnesota, North and South Dakota plus Western Wisconsin.

ruling year

1979

Principal Officer since 1994

Self-reported

Mr. Jon Ridge

Keywords

Self-reported

hostelling, hostels, mississippi headwaters, ayh

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Also Known As

Hostelling International–Minnesota Council

EIN

41-6028197

 Number

0730091374

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In FY2011 HI-Minnesota educated over 800 participants with our travel programs.  We served over 2,200 guests at the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel and produced bicycle tours that attracted over 4,500 riders.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride

Serving 5,000 bicyclists each year, we host a family oriented bicycle tour to encourage good health and wellness and generate funds to support our other hostelling non-revenue programs.

Category

Recreation & Sports

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Female Adults

Male Adults

Budget

$240,000.00

Program 2

Travelers Circle

Monthly travel education programs designed to encourage and support global travel.  Free and open to all.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Male Adults

Female Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

World Travel 101

The signature program we offer to encourage and support responsible
global travel to our participants.  We have held these programs for 6
years and have presented to over 2,000 people providing them with the
tools to travel safe and with a welcoming spirit to the cultures they
experience.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Male Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Tour De Pines Bicycle Tour

A summer, family-friendly bicycle tour within itasca State Park.  Proceeds from the ride support our Mississippi Headwaters Hostel.   Routes of 25, 50 or 75 miles attract all levels of riders.  It is fully supported ride that attracts 300 riders annually.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$12,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Our regional office serves hostelling members from Minnesota, North and South Dakota plus Western Wisconsin.

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Hostelling International, American
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Operations

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American Youth Hostels, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jon Ridge

BIO

Jon Ridge has served as Executive Director of HI-Minnesota for over 17-years. He brings a sound knowledge of non-profit management from his previous 10 years with the American Lung Association. He oversees the management of the bike rides and the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel as well as daily Council operations.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"HI-Minnesota has spent 55 years improving the health and wellness of Minnesotans.  We are best known for our contributions to bicycling after decades of events held for all to enjoy.  Today we focus on cultural exchange and global travel.  We know that travel brings the world together.  Our hostel in Itasca State Park brings families closer, and provides cost effective lodging for schools, scouts and youth groups to stretch their life experiences and build lasting friendships.  We will continue to encourage global travel and the benefits in expanding our understanding of diverse cultures and language."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Nicole Weber

Ameriprise Financail

Term: Nov 2008 - Oct 2012

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