Investing in the next generation
Types of partnerships
Various alum work at Healthpartners currently earning a living wage starting as 30k Tech geek interns at ages as early at 15 years old helping families to fight poverty.
30,000 Feet provides in-schools residencies with a range of services—from co-teaching in classrooms with educators and professional artists, to culturally relevant social justice driven art classes. 30,000 Feet also offers residences and support for African American students after school, during the summer, and in times when a student is suspended or experiencing homelessness.
With Ramsey County JDAI, 30,000 Feet works to reduce recidivism and disrupt poverty by providing a Tech Geeks apprenticeship for at-risk youth. This apprenticeship teaches computer coding and app-building skills that equip youth for work in the tech field. Over 75% of students get off probation while participating in the Tech Geeks intervention program.
In partnership with over 46 libraries, 30,000 Feet offers arts, history, and social justice workshops to help African American youth feel a meaningful sense of belonging and connection to their community. In each workshop, students and families of all ages experience history, cultural heritage, and social justice while developing hands-on art skills.
30,000 Feet works with the Science Museum of Minnesota to build STEAM projects centered around social justice, providing a meaningful pathway for students into STEAM fields.
Learning inside the classroom: 30K has served over 2,500 Saint Paul Public School students, with 92% qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch. We make learning fun and uplifting with experiential lesson plans that ignite possibility. Students are challenged to take thoughtful risks, problem-solve, collaborate, and explore what fuels their passion.
Learning outside the classroom: Hennepin County Library provides space for our lively art residency sessions focused on African American history and culture. Additionally, our Tech Geeks program, in partnership businesses and with local government agencies, provides skill-building courses that guide students out of probation and into promising futures.
Learning for life. Our partnerships with local nonprofits grant us the resources and industry professionals to take education to exciting, new levels. Software for Good, a long-time ally of 30K, allows marginalized youth the opportunity to participate in high-level coding and app-building projects, building practical experience and résumés.
Learning outside the classroom: Hennepin County Library provides space for our lively art residency sessions focused on African American history and culture. Additionally, our Tech Geeks program, in partnership with businesses and local government agencies, provides skill-building courses that guide students out of probation and into promising futures.
Whether you’re ready to partner or would like more information, we’re excited to collaborate.