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Education from a fresh perspective

Our programs offer hands-on, project-based experiences infused with arts and culture to reach students in ways traditional teaching might not. At 30K, we inspire African American youth by giving them the confidence to believe in themselves and their endless potential.

What we offer:

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academic support
For students looking to grow, we use arts and culture to guide our students’ educational, social, and emotional development.
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For Middle school students seeking alternative teaching methods, we make education worthwhile through projects based on social justice and their passions.
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Arts & Literacy Summer
Fore students ages k-5 needing to improve reading, we offer fun arts based summer literacy intervention for 9 weeks starting after school is out this year is June 13 - Aug 12 from 8:30 - 4:00pm.
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For students seeking employment, we introduce African American teens to computer science through practical tech education and job opportunities. Call us 651-210-3454 if you have any trouble applying.
Out of school academic support

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.

Program benefits:

  • Culturally responsive education
  • Art-infused learning
  • Math + literacy tutoring
  • Homework assistance
  • 6-week summer program
  • Field trips
  • Social + emotional development
  • Behavior intervention
Art Residencies

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.

Tech Geeks

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

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