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Youth Programs

Community Education Youth Programs deliver a wide range of high-quality enrichment learning opportunities during out of school time (before- & after-school, release days, and summer). Community Education offerings support youth to develop strong peer relationships and foster new skills, through our intentional program design that fosters cultural identity, youth voice and leadership.

Our programs serve youth in grades PreK-12 at Minneapolis Public School location across the city to ensure all students have access to high quality programs.

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Lessons Ages 5+ and Family Swim

Introduce your child to the water with Family Swim and Parent/Child Classes or help your child explore their love of the water with a variety of swim lessons and swim team practice.

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Drivers Education

Age 14+

Minneapolis Community Education partners with local driving schools that teach students the skills needed to successfully complete their learner’s permit test. Classes include a mix of lecture, videos, small group discussion and self-study time.

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Family Programming

Join us for fun-family events with engaging activities and connect with your community.

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Minneapolis Kids

High Five-6th grade

Minneapolis Kids provides year-round, fee based school-age care. Program components include Before and After-School and full-day care on Non-School Days and in the summer.

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Minneapolis Kids Jr

4-years-old by sept 1

Minneapolis Kids Jr is a full-day, school-year child care program from Minneapolis Kids for four-year-old preschool children.

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Summer Programs

Entering PreK-9th grade

Community Education offers a variety of free or low-cost, in-person options throughout Minneapolis. Customize a schedule to meet your needs including full day, weekly AM and PM classes.

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Youth Enrichment

GRades K-12

Minneapolis Community Education offers a wide range of high-quality enrichment learning opportunities during out of school time.

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