Military Family Resources

The City of Inver Grove was declared a Yellow Ribbon City in 2011.

The mission of the Inver Grove Heights Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campaign is to provide the community network of support for military members, veterans and their families before, during and after deployment.

The Minnesota National Guard has pioneered a program which empowers community leaders to synchronize efforts and build an enduring network of support for service members and families throughout the deployment cycle.

Click here to visit the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon website. provides professional online tutoring for military families. Students work with a tutor in an online classroom.

Our Military Kids

Provides grants to children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as children of Wounded Warriors in all branches. There is a $500 grant for youth ages 3-18 during deployment, covering after-school activities. Click here to read more about Our Military Kids here.

YMCA Military Partnership

Family members of deployed Guard/Reserve are authorized a total of 18 months free membership at participating YMCA locations. For details, visit the Armed Services YMCA webpage.

Boys and Girls Club Partnership

Through funds provided by the Armed Services, military youth have access to a one-year, no-cost membership at a traditional Club. Click here for more information about Boys and Girls Club.

Project Backpack

At the beginning of the school year, students in grades K-12 whose parents are currently deployed, recently returned (within 12 months), wounded, disabled or MIA/KIA are eligible to receive a free backpack. Click here to learn about Project Backpack.

Community Education 15% Discount Form