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2014-2015 Year-In-Review

This school year, more than 8,500 youth at 30 schools across Minneapolis participated in before- and after-school programs with Community Education. They built 21st century skills like Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication and Collaboration, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, and Leadership and Responsibility. While connecting with peers and adult leaders, MCE youth explored, learned, and grew. See some of the ways how:

Whittier SBA

3,427 youth attended the week-long Spring Break Academy at 25 sites. This innovative collaboration between MCE and Extended Learning has already demonstrated dramatically increased student achievement.

Youth at Capitol

40 youth participated in Youth Day at the Capitol. Lake Harriet Everyday Leader students met with State Senator Scott Dibble and one student was able to testify at a legislative hearing on Homelessness and Hunger.


The Everyday Leaders group at Waite Park raised over $2,000 to donate to local nonprofits by selling cocoa and popcorn at theater and band events. They also went on field trips to the Humane Society and Second Harvest Heartland to volunteer.


Middle School Students took part in a Soccer Summit, bringing together youth from around Minneapolis. The summit culminated in a series of games where new bonds were made across the city.