Education from a fresh perspective
What we offer:
After school Program
When: Oct – May Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30
Who: Artistic Kindergarten to 3rd graders who wish to improve their literacy and reading skills .
When: June – Aug
Who: Artistic Kindergarten to 5th graders who wish to improve their literacy and reading skills
What we do:
30K’s out of school program is an academic support extension that provides culturally appropriate assistance to K-5 students from over 20 schools. While our programming is diverse, art serves as the central access point for approaching each student’s developmental process.
We have transitioned our programs to operate as hybrid (in person & online) in response to accommodate COVID-19.
We also coordinate and host parent nights to learn how we can provide more community support.
Enhance your children’s learning with the 30k community!
Our staff meets with students 1:1’s small group tutoring and they are regularly assessed. Social and emotional development check-ins take place and students are encouraged to operate as their best selves to earn field trips as incentives.
Fun games, snacks, transportation, free field trips too!
Out of School Program benefits:
- Culturally responsive education
- Art-infused learning
- Literacy tutoring
- 8 week all day summer program
- Fun Field trips
- Social + emotional development
- Behavior intervention
30K’s Art Residency program is designed to engage students beyond traditional methods of teaching. We focus on what fuels their fire; on issues and topics that matter most. Through projects and experiential learning rooted in African American culture, students use art to discuss social justice and other areas that spark passion. We aim to create the next generation of changemakers by using out-of-the-box, meaningful methods that inspire.
Each Monday through Thursday tech geek different cohorts connect to learn and earn $15+ between the hours of 2:30- 6:00pm
30K’s Tech Geeks program provides practical technology education and employment for teenagers living in poverty, with 50% of jobs going to teens involved in the juvenile delinquency system. We help students take control of their futures while expanding the number of African Americans who pursue a career in computer science.
Tech Geeks learn the coding language skills on how to build video games, apps, and websites while developing their portfolios and résumés in the process. We ensure students have a job history on their record to offset their criminal history.
Tech Geeks has moved to mostly in person to offer personal, professional development and training opportunities.
Some Facts about tech:
Out of school and art residence programs serve ages 5-14, while our Tech Geeks program is for students ages 14-18.
All programming is free for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.
Programs are in-person 3 days per week and online 5 days per week from 3:00-6:30 pm, starting in October and ending in May.
We hold a 6-week summer program for ages 5-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Yes! The parents of our current students lead the group. For more information, please visit the Concerned Parents of ANEW BAM Facebook page.
Yes, but transportation is limited to the east side of Saint Paul.
Gloria Ladson-Billings, a pedagogical theorist and educator known for her work in culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory.
Yes! We don’t turn anyone away, but students must be dedicated to participating and attending at least two sessions each week. The only program that does not offer open enrollment is the Tech Geeks program.
No, we charge a service fee due to the time and effort needed to deliver our programs.
We were founded in 2013 and conduct most of our programming on the east side of Saint Paul.
Whether you’re ready to enroll your student or have additional questions, we’re excited to get to know you.