Education from a fresh perspective
What we offer:
30K’s out of school program is an academic support extension that provides culturally appropriate assistance to K-8 students at over 20 Saint Paul public 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 response to COVID-19. Our staff meets virtually with students 1:1 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Social and emotional check-ins take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also coordinate parent meetings to provide support and referrals.
- Culturally responsive education
- Art-infused learning
- Math + literacy tutoring
- Homework assistance
- 6-week summer program
- 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.
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 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 hybrid during COVID-19. For more information, please contact VanessaYoung@30KFT.ART
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.