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Prodeo Academy Summer Enrichment Program


The program is now full; please contact Jessica Hayes at to be added to the waitlist.

This summer, Prodeo Academy will offer a free, five (5) week summer enrichment program. The free program is open to current Prodeo scholars in grades K-4th. All scholars will have daily reading and math practice designed to support their success and learning progress. The Wilderness inquiry will offer daily outdoor, active learning experiences designed to teach scholars about our local environment.


The program will be held on the Columbia Heights Campus (4141 University Avenue NE) and will run Monday through Friday - the weeks of June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, and July 26. There will be no Summer Enrichment Programming July 5-9.


What to Expect;

  • Free breakfast, lunch, and transportation
  • A full day of academic growth and outdoor learning
  • Wilderness Inquiry outdoor learning. Scholars will learn about the local ecosystem, including plants, animals, and waterways - through hands-on projects.
  • Groves Academy Literacy will provide high-quality literacy support for rising 1st-4th graders.
  • All scholars will have daily reading and math practice designed to support their success in the fall.
Contact Jessica Hayes at with questions about the Prodeo Summer Enrichment Program.

Additional Summer Resources

Minneapolis Public Schools Summer Session. Minneapolis residents may be eligible even if the student does not attend school at MPS. The teacher must complete an application for summer school, the family must complete an application, and the scholar must meet eligibility requirements. To learn more and to access Summer Session applications, visit

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is launching the LSS Imhotep Freedom School© in North Minneapolis this summer through a partnership with Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Children will have the opportunity to participate in free summer programming that builds academic skills through high-quality STEM education and summer reading activities. The program runs July 10- August 20 for scholars who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade. For more details and to register, visit


Bright Futures at PCYC offers free after-school and summer programming to youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with transportation available for families residing in North Minneapolis. Field trips are scheduled weekly during summer programming at no additional cost to families! Learn more and register at


Summer childcare - The YMCA offers flexible full-day enrichment programming for children 2 years old to students entering 8th grade. Visit to select a program, review pricing, and enroll your child. Financial assistance may be available at


Relentless Academy provides full-day S.M.A.R.T. Summer Programs for youth in grades K-12, including music lessons, coding/robotics, and financial literacy. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and families must reside in Hennepin Co. The cost is $100 per family. Breakfast and lunch meals included. Learn more and register at Currently, Relentless Academy is at capacity, so interested families are encouraged to contact Relentless Academy to be placed on a waiting list.

Hennepin County Library system has several offerings for summer learning. Explore great books, book clubs, and virtual summer learning programs for youth of all ages, including art, science, technology, and more. Visit for details.

Contact Madeline Ruff, school social worker, at (612) 454-0488 or if you have questions about these additional programs.