Tix 4 Kids

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Experiencing new things through the arts, recreation and education, opened our minds......made us think......and for some of us... changed our lives.

Tix 4 Kids believes all children deserve these opportunities...with people like you we can make it happen.


Tix 4 Kids

Is a network of local Donors and Partner Agencies (schools and youth serving organizations) that work together to make recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities available for children who will benefit from these experiences.


Tix 4 Kids has been made possible through generous grants from the Rochester Area Foundation, the Shjon Podein Foundation, Olmsted Medical Center, and the Rochester Public Schools Foundation. The program is coordinated through the Rochester-Olmsted County Youth Commission.

Since November 2009, over 6,500 enrichment opportunities have been made available to young people in our community whose access is limited.


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For information on how to become a Donor, or Partner Agency, contact:

Mary Gorfine
Tix 4 Kids
151 SE 4th Street
Rochester, MN 55904


General Guidelines

Partner Agencies accept donated tickets/opportunities from Tix 4 Kids when there is a certainty that children will use the tickets in a timely manner.

Partner Agencies are responsible for identifying children within the network and arranging for appropriate transportation and supervision.

Tickets are appropriated at the discretion of Partner Agencies (and Tix 4 Kids) to children who are working toward higher academic achievement, and/or improved attitude toward school.

Tickets should never be used by staff, nor by families or friends of staff, without the consent of Tix 4 Kids. Tickets should also never, under any circumstances, be sold. Failure to comply with this expectation may lead to suspension or removal from the Tix 4 Kids Partner Program.

Recipients of the tickets, (preferably the children), are expected to write a letter of thanks. These letters should be sent to Tix 4 Kids where they will be forwarded to the original ticket donor.

Tix 4 Kids Donors

  • Allegro Dance Company
  • Children's Dance Theatre
  • City of Rochester
  • Eagle Bluff
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Hiawatha Homes
  • Individual Private Donors
  • Lee Balloons and Magic
  • Masque Theatre
  • Mayo Civic Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Olmsted County Board of Commissioners
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • RNeighbors
  • Rochester Amateur Sports
  • Rochester Area Family Y
  • Rochester Area Foundation
  • Rochester Civic Theatre
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Rochester Community Education
  • Rochester Dance Company
  • Rochester Honkers
  • Rochester Parks and Recreation Department
  • Rochester Public Schools
  • Shjon Podein Foundation
  • Smuckers Corporation
  • Sunstone Hotels
  • THINK Bank
  • Tonic Sol Fa
  • Winona State University
  • Words Players 

Tix 4 Kids Partner Agencies

  • Apex Program
  • Ben Franklin School
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Bridges Mentorship Program
  • Community Corrections
  • Community Social Services
  • Elton Hills School
  • Friedell Middle School
  • Rochester Alternative Learning Center 
  • Hawthorne Literacy Center
  • Individual Mentors
  • John Marshall High School
  • Project Legacy
  • Juntos Program
  • Lincoln K-8 Choice School
  • Longfellow School
  • Lutheran Social Services LINK Program
  • Many Rivers Treatment Program
  • Pace Program
  • Pinewood School
  • Riverside School
  • Rochester Islamic Center
  • Rochester Re-Entry Program for Adolescents and Young Adults
  • School Age Child Care (SACC)
  • Von Wald Youth Shelter
  • Washington School
  • Willow Creek Middle School 
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