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Minneapolis Community Education offers a wide variety of academic and enrichment classes for youth in grades K-8, including: tutoring, academic skills development, dance, languages, cooking, sports, hobbies, games, and computers. Classes are low cost or free. Most classes run after school, although before school classes are offered at a few late-start schools.

The YMCA Twin Cities School Age framework was developed in partnership with the YMCA of the USA and the National Institute on Out-of-School-Time (NIOST).  Our curriculum offers activities in Arts & Humanities, Science, Service Learning, Homework Support, Literacy, Character Development, and Conflict Resolution. Youth Memberships at the YMCA cost $38/month (ages 10-17). Scholarships/Personal Pricing are available for families.

The Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government is a youth-led, experiential learning opportunity that involves 1,800 middle-school and high school students each year. Through YIG you have the opportunity to:

  • Join youth leaders from around the state to debate issues that are important to you.
  • Listen to delegates with different experiences.
  • Research public issues and become aware of local, state, national and international concerns.
  • Accept your civic responsibilities and your leadership role.
  • Let your voice be heard and get involved in the decision-making process!

Youth Memberships at the YMCA cost $38/month (ages 10-17). Scholarships/Personal Pricing are available for families.

The YWCA of Minneapolis Afterschool Program addresses four learning goals: academic success in science and math, financial literacy, leadership development, and healthy decision-making. The multifaceted program creates an enriching and fun community that supports girl-led learning, great friendships and real personal growth. Youth Memberships at the YWCA cost $38/month.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Money Matters: Make It Count Program promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college. Youth Membership at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America cost $30/year.