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Summer Programs

Youth and Adult Programs is excited to bring you new experiences for youth this summer that provide education enrichment, skill building, a sense of community, social and emotional learning, and recreational opportunities! Check out our free or low-cost, in-person options throughout Minneapolis. Customize a schedule to meet your needs including full day, weekly AM and PM classes for up to eight weeks beginning in June. See all of our 2021 Programs below. To get updated information on our Summer Programs, email our coordinators below or email for general questions

Super Summer at Dowling, Justice Page, Northeast and Southwest 
Explore your interests and discover something new in these week-long Monday-Thursday classes, June 14-August 12th. We have programs for participants in PreK-9th grade. Classes include fine arts, STEM, science, outdoors, sports, imagination, aquatics and technology. Classes and site specific information will be available by clicking on the location names below by Monday, March 29th.  Register starting April 4th at 5pm on

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CAHOOTS Correspondence Workbook Program

CAHOOTS is a self-paced correspondence program designed to help prevent summer learning loss in an enjoyable way. CAHOOTS sharpens academic skills, fosters independence and promotes self reflection. Participants receive a CAHOOTS workbook, a robust weekly review of math and language arts concepts for youth entering Kindergarten-6th grade. Over the course of eight weeks, students can reflect and send/receive feedback and encouragement from a reflection buddy through the mail! For more information contact

Beacons Franklin Summer Program
Join Community Education and YWCA Beacons at Franklin Middle School for an in-person summer of activities and leadership for students entering 1st-9th grade. This free program runs Monday-Friday from June 21-August 6 and includes breakfast and lunch. Activities will include: Music Production, Soccer, Basketball, Biking, Swimming Lessons, Boxing Fitness, DIY crafts and more. Transportation provided from park stop locations. For more information contact Registration form.
*This program is funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

Whittier Natural Leaders Summer Program
Registration for the Whittier Natural Leaders Summer Program is full. We are working to increase capacity and will update this page if more spots become available. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Robey at

Freedom School-Cityview and Green Central 
Minneapolis Public Schools CDF Freedom Schools is a free, six-week summer program for students currently in grades K-8. Participation in Freedom Schools provides enriching group activities including field trips, culturally affirming materials, a well-trained and caring staff, and parent involvement, with an emphasis on literacy, math, leadership development and college and career readiness. For more information view our flyer or contact (Cityview) or (Green Central)Online Registration

Luxton Learners

East Side Neighborhood Services is a free outdoor program for youth entering grades K – 6. Students take part in games and sports, youth advocacy, art, imaginative play, community service, math, literacy, walking field trips and community gardening. Program meets Mondays – Thursdays 10:30 am – 3:30 pm from June 21 - July 29 and includes breakfast and lunch at Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave. SE. For more information, contact Lissa Gordon or Jean Emmons

School Spirit Sport Camps

Coming this August, Community Education in partnership with The Sanneh Foundation will be hosting week-long sports camps at Edison and South High School for children in grades K-5. Families can register for morning or afternoon camps that will take place on the varsity field and include sports such as Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Flag Football. Adaptive sports options are also available. The Edison Sports Camp will be held the week of August 2nd – 6th with South High School hosting camp the week of August 9th – 13th. All camps are free and transportation will be provided. For more information or to register, please click here or contact Devin Nelson at

Summer Arts Courses at The FAIR School for Arts

Love the Arts Scene?  Come be a part of it in downtown Minneapolis as it reawakens this summer!  Are you looking for a chance to express your identity, develop your skills, and meet new people?  Dance, draw, paint, sing, play, and create at The FAIR High School for Arts, MacPhail, Hennepin Theater Trust and the Cowles Center.  Paint a social justice mural for George Floyd square, design a skateboard, work backstage in a theater, produce digital music, learn the ukulele and more. Options are available for students in grades 4-12. Students living in Minneapolis and surrounding communities are welcome. Find out more here or download the program flyerClick here to register.

Summer Scholars

Extended Learning also offers programs that provide an innovative, immersive summer experience that challenges your child to explore a world of possibilities both in and out of the classroom. It’s a place where learners forge their own path, dream up new ideas, and find meaning in everything they create. All while discovering endless ways to connect with friends and their interests. Your student is a scholar. And at MPS they can explore, create and connect all summer long. Summer Scholars is free and open to all students in grades PreK-8, with both in-person and virtual options depending on grade. Transportation, breakfast and lunch provided. Register now at

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