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Greetings, Wolves!  Lots happening in the world of Whittier Community Ed. this week!  Read on for opportunities and inspiration! 

Winter After School

Coming soon, WINTER AFTER SCHOOL!  We will have a whole line up of fun virtual classes for you to choose from.  Registration begins on January 4th and you can find the link right here:


Check back here starting on January 4th to register for an amazing slate of live virtual after school classes – everything from kendama and theater to snapology, cooking, crochet and more.  Tae kwon do and Latin Dance for those that want to keep moving.  Chess for the strategists, and Dungeons and Dragons for the warriors and wizards.  There is something for everyone after school!

Class will run January 19 through February 25th.”


Questions?  Give us a holler:

Jeff Carlson, "Nacho", Whittier Community Education Coordinator,

315 West 26th Street, Room 156; Mpls, MN 55404

Office: 612-668-4181  Cel: 612-205-8828



A project of Whittier Community Education

Whittier is nestled into a bustling urban neighborhood, but it all bustles with bees, butterflies, birds and more.  Schools and parks have a big role to play in creating "pockets of nature".  These small patches of natural beauty inspire curiosity in our students and help sustain endangered species like the rusty patched bumblebee.  Take a look around at what our students have been doing to restore natural habitat at Whittier:

Whittier Pollinator Garden: a sea of grasses, wildflowers and milkweed plants that buzzes with life throughout the seasons.

Arbor Day Trees: On May 11, 2019 our students and families planted 29 native MN trees in Whittier Park.  As a community we are watering, pruning, and monitoring the health of these trees so that they can provide shade and wildlife benefits for many generations. 

Alley Rain Garden: In May of 2020 we planted the Alley Rain Garden along 27th Street to keep storm run off from carrying pollutants to Lake of the Isles and create an oasis of pollinator friendly, drought-resistant, Minnesota native plants.

Together, these pockets of nature form "Wild Whittier", an interconnected web of restored habitat. 

If you are interested in learning more about Wild Whittier, text 612-205-8828 or email  

This is Whittier After School!

Check out all of the things we are doing in After School!!!  Whittier students are enthusiastic risk takers!  Here are some scenes from our Fall 2019 session.

Whittier Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Bike and Walk to School Day - October 2, 2019

It was a great time on the cafeteria lawn, celebrating all of our students who bike and walk to school!!!  This year we had Ms. Ashley from Culinary and Wellness Services serving up some delicious Sunrise Breakfast Grains!!!

Arbor Day Tree Planting

On May 11, 2019, the Whittier community came together to plant 29 new trees.  Now, we will work to make sure that these trees survive and thrive!  Our goal is to have a ceremony on May 11, 2022 celebration 100% survival!!