Community Thoughts

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. - George Bernard Shaw

Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian,

I am Megan Cummings (pronounced Mee-gan) the Director for Cuyuna Range Youth Center (CRYC). I joined the CRYC team in February 2017 and have been blessed to connect with many teens during my time at the Youth Center.

My greatest joy in life is my family. My husband Tony Cummings and I have four children Taylor 17, Kelsie 15, Garrett 13 and Conner 11.  As both a Parent and Leader of Youth I find respect, honesty and communication to be very important. Therefore, you will be informed if your child is ever asked to leave CRYC for behavioral reasons or not following rules.

I am also the Executive Director at HOPE, a domestic violence organization that serves Aitkin, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs Counties. Keeping victims and their children safe is top priority. I believe to end the cycle of violence we need to model and educate youth on healthy relationships, boundaries and respect.

I am here to support your teen by providing them with activities, opportunities and a safe place to be with their friends.  I will be reaching out to local community members and businesses that would like to contribute resources and/or time to invest in the growth of our youth.  Through education, volunteerism and mentorship comes great leadership and life skills!  The Center cannot operate without the help of volunteers!!

If you are interested please contact me.

Please reach out to me with questions and/or concerns pertaining to CRYC and your child.


Megan Cummings

218-545-6575 Center
218-839-5508 Cell (call or text)


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