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School & Summer Strong: Youth Opportunities
School & Summer Strong: Youth Opportunities

Youth activities are a way for the students on our community to keep their minds and bodies busy and active when they're not in school. Extracurricular activities stimulate and support core academic skills. A variety of programs are available through MPS and community partners across the city.

  • Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board offers classes at neighborhood rec centers and environmental programs in the great outdoors as well as sports leagues and concerts in the parks.
    • The MPRB Youth Sports Department provides positive recreation experiences for Minneapolis kids.
    • Sign up for Football, Soccer and Volleyball
    • Minneapolis residents who cannot afford instructional fees because of economic need may apply for fee assistance.
  • Hennepin County Library offers free learning opportunities for your family year-round including book clubs, homework help, art workshops and other activities
  • Community Education offers programs for children and teens that include enrichment, leadership development, community service, recreation, and field trips. Staff also infuses reading into activities.
  • AchieveMpls Step-Up program provides job training and real, paid work experience to build your resume.
  • The Student Activities Department MPS monitors and offers support for activities in the schools.
    • Citywide Student Government is a leadership opportunity for students that provides development from elementary through high school.
    • Chess Club challenges students and encourages them to utilize high-level thinking skills.
    • Math Tournament offers students a little friendly competition and enrichment that helps them keep up and excel at math.
    • Spelling Bee offers students a little friendly competition and enrichment that helps them keep up and excel at spelling and reading.
  • Hennepin County Youth Workforce Centers offers employment resources for youth summer jobs.
  • Certified Community Partners  Minneapolis Public Schools partner with community groups to provide services to students and to allow groups to use district property through license or lease. Community Partners Online (CPO) certifies these organizations and individuals as community partners.