K-5 Out-of-school time programs

MULBERRY JUNCTION

Mulberry Junction After School and Summer Program is a community-based program, located at East Side Neighborhood Services, that provides after school enrichment for youth who live in the Bottineau, Holland, Sheridan, Beltrami, and Marshall Terrace neighborhoods of Northeast Minneapolis.

From September to June, Mulberry Junction provides academic support, leadership development, and other activities that stir excitement for learning. During the summer months, we offer Summer on Second — a seven-week program that integrates academic learning into hands-on lessons that keep youth engaged.

Our day includes healthy snacks, unstructured play time, focused enrichment activities, focused one-on-one and group literacy, math, and homework support. Every Thursday, we venture into the community to explore local libraries, parks, and museums.

Our team includes a Program Manager, Lead Youth Worker, Licensed Teacher, Literacy Specialist, college intern, and America Reads tutors from the University of Minnesota.

With a group of 25-30 youth, we have many chances to share and create new program ideas together.  At the heart of Mulberry Junction, we are constantly striving to cultivate a spirit of freedom, curiosity, and growth.  

Consistent attendance is critical to the success and growth of your child. Priority will be given to youth who can attend regularly, Monday through Thursday.

For more information, please contact:

James Taborda-Whitt, Program Manager
612-787-4117  //  
jwhitt@esns.org


LUXTON LEARNERS 

Luxton Learners After School and Summer Program is a community-based program located at Luxton Park in the Glendale community of Southeast Minneapolis. Luxton Learners is designed to build on youth’s academic and social gains during the school year. Staff intentionally create a fun, engaging learning environment to spark critical thinking, exposure to new ideas, and opportunities to build lasting relationships.

From September to June, Luxton Learners provides academic support and enrichment activities that stir excitement for learning. We offer one-on-one tutoring, field trips and community outings, and family events.

During the summer months, we offer a seven-week program that integrates academic learning into hands-on lessons that keep youth engaged. During the eighth week, participants spend a week completing leadership training at East Side's Camp Bovey. 

Youth who enroll in Luxton Learners will also be eligible and encouraged to enroll in the summer afternoon program at Pratt Community School, called Summer Splash. Staff at Luxton Learners and Summer Splash work together to ensure a seamless transition from the morning program to the afternoon.

Our team includes a Program Manager, Lead Youth Worker, Licensed Teacher, Literacy Specialist, college intern, America Reads tutors from the University of Minnesota and volunteers.

For more information, please contact:

Jean Emmons, Program Manager
112 Williams Ave SE 55414
612-331-8678  //  jemmons@esns.org

PRATT ACHIEVERS

East Side Neighborhood Services and Pratt Community School partner to provide a variety of fun, enriching, and academic after school programs. These programs are designed to help all students meet or exceed grade-level benchmarks and develop interpersonal and social skills.

We strive to maintain a low student-to-staff ratio and keep class enrollment at 12 students per teacher. Our program includes a Program Manager, Lead Youth Worker, Licensed Teachers, Program Aides, and volunteers from the University of Minnesota Service Learning.

The Program Manager provides support to students and staff while assisting the school in planning a number of parent-involvement events.

Ms. Kruse’s and Ms. Carlson’s After School Achievers

Kindergartners and first graders meet on Mondays and Tuesdays to practice foundational math and reading skills. Learning happens in small groups through songs, games, and other activities. 

2nd Grade Reading Club

Second graders meet with Ms. Craft on Mondays to work on fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Students follow the Text Talk curriculum. Learning happens in a small group of 10 youth. 

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Reading Clubs

Third graders meet with Mr. Sinko to work on fluency, comprehension, and writing skills. Students are introduced to brand-new literature and choose books to read based on personal interests.

Y-Mentors

Ten dedicated college students provide group mentoring, allowing Pratt youth the opportunity to meet positive role models and build team skills. Mentors and students engage in activities around literacy and healthy living.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

East Side partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide Pratt youth with one-on-one mentoring opportunities. Youth are matched with a volunteer “Big Brother” or “Big Sister." Matches meet after school on Thursdays or during the lunch and recess hour. Matches spend in one-on-one activities such as reading, educational games, and art.

GEMS and GISE

The GEMS and GISE programs are award-winning science programs that energize students' excitement about the possibilities in cutting-edge science. The goal of these programs is that students have measurable and significant gains in mathematics and science. This fall, students will learn the engineering design cycle through robotics and First Lego League.

For more information, please contact:
Megan Hartman, Assistant Director of Out-of-School Time
612-800-1690  //  mhartman@esns.org


          


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