Summer Programs 2021

  • Brooklyn Center Community Schools will hold several programs this summer. Most programs are free and will be offered in-person in school buildings. All programs are opt-in and first come first served. We will be following MDE and MDH guidance for COVID-19 safety.  

    KinderPrep 

    Age group: Students entering kindergarten in fall 2021 at Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM
    Format: Onsite, in-person
    Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 21 – July 29 (no program on Monday, July 5)
    Cost: Free

    Transportation is provided for those who qualify. Breakfast and lunch provided to all participants.

    KinderPrep offers incoming kindergarten students an opportunity to acclimate to the school schedule, structure, separation, and stamina for students who may have little to no previous school experience. 

    Registration: Families can register for KinderPrep by contacting Shelly Barrett at 763-561-4480 x5000 or email mbarrett@bccs286.org. All students must be enrolled in kindergarten for fall 2021 at Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM to be eligible.

    STEP

    Age group: Students entering grades 1-5 in fall 2021 at Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM
    Format: Onsite, in-person
    Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 21 – July 29 (no program on Monday, July 5)
    Cost: Free

    Transportation is provided for those who qualify. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided to all participants.

    STEP offers daily academic and enrichment opportunities. Licensed teachers, qualified youth program staff, and community partners will work with students to help them identify their interests and strengths and develop their academic skills. Students will be able to self-select clubs of interest from such areas as physical activity, music and arts, STEAM and more. 

    Registration: Families can register for STEP Monday, April 12 – Friday, June 4. Register online at https://brooklyncenter.ce.eleyo.com/

    Contact Information: DeMyko Jackson, youth programs coordinator, djackson@bccs286.org or 763-561-4480 x2123

    This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) using federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. Neither, MDE nor the U.S. Department of Education endorses the program or its services.

    6th Grade Welcome Camp

    All students entering 6th grade in the fall are encouraged to join us for some fun activities with their future classmates and teachers! Students will have the chance to try out electives, learn about athletics and after school programs, register for classes and more. Parents are invited to an informational presentation, dinner and building tour on the first day of camp. Transporation will be offered to enrolled students. Click here to learn more and register. Registration is due by Friday, June 9. 

    Wednesday, July 28

    1:30-5 Activities for Students

    5:15 Informative Presentations for Parents & Guardians

    5:45 Dinner & Building Tours for All

    Thursday, July 29

    9-1:30 Activities & Registration for Students

    LEAP

    Age group: Students entering grades 6-9 in fall 2021 at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM
    Format: Onsite, in-person
    Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 21 – July 29 (no program on Monday, July 5)
    Cost: Free

    Transportation is provided for those who qualify. Breakfast and lunch provided to all participants.

    LEAP helps students accelerate their skills in reading and math and offers exciting enrichment activities in such areas as arts, entrepreneurship, youth leadership, physical activity, STEM, and more! This summer, LEAP participants will select from a variety of engaging camp-style activities to personalize their experience. The program is led by licensed teachers and qualified youth program staff. 

    Registration: Families can register for LEAP Monday, April 12 – Friday, June 4. Register online at https://brooklyncenter.ce.eleyo.com/

    Contact Information: Longkee Vang, youth programs coordinator, lvang1@bccs286.org or 763-561-2120 x2105

    This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) using federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. Neither, MDE nor the U.S. Department of Education endorses the program or its services.

    Youth Employment Opportunities

    Age group: Students 16+ 
    Format: On-site and in-person
    Program dates 

    • MTA: Monday through Thursday, June 21 through August 12
    • Peer to Peer Support: Monday through Thursday, June 21 through July 29
    • Brooklynk Professional Development Trainings: Fridays, June 25 through August 13

    LEAP is excited to partner with Brooklynk to offer unique internship tracks this summer:

    MTA: In partnership with Minnesota Trades Academy (MTA), work side by side with professionals as you learn the ins and outs of the trades industry. From learning about various training programs to navigating the unions, this internship will provide you with knowledge to explore all post-secondary options. In addition, to provide a more hands-on experience, interns will work on building a structure to be put onto the BCMHS school grounds.  

    Peer to Peer Support Group: The pandemic has widened the gap between young people and their ability to find safe spaces for mental health support. Through a Peer to Peer Support group, our goal is to empower young people to create and foster these connections for each other.  Peer to Peer Support leaders will be trained to work with high school students to talk one another about their experiences, struggles, and challenges.

    Registration: Students can register for Brooklynk Internships at https://www.brooklynk.works/

    Students interested in MTA must request the MTA program at BCCS. Students interested in peer to peer Support can request being at LEAP.

    Contact Information: Longkee Vang, youth programs coordinator, lvang1@bccs286.org or 763-561-2120 x2105

    Credit Recovery High School

    Age group: Students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2021 
    Format: Onsite and virtual options
    Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 21 – July 29
    Cost: Free

    This summer, Credit Recovery sessions will be offered both in-person and virtually. Students will have the option to complete full courses through the APEX platform or finish courses that they began during the school through ItsLearning.  A licensed teacher will provide ongoing coaching and support to the student as they progress through their course(s). 

    Students should work directly with their school guidance counselor to determine their course needs and complete their enrollment in summer credit recovery courses.

    Contact Information: Jena Carlson, director of curriculum and instruction, jcarlson@bccs286.org or (763) 450-3386 x2755

    NEW! Credit Acceleration High School

    Age group: Students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2021 
    Format: Onsite, in-person
    Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 21 – July 29
    Cost: Free

    New this summer, Credit Acceleration courses will be offered onsite for high school students interested in earning an elective credit. Onsite elective courses will be offered based on student interest.  The credit acceleration program provides students the opportunity to earn high school elective credits in courses that they may not be able to schedule during the school year.

    More information about summer credit acceleration courses opportunities will be coming soon.

    Contact Information: Jena Carlson, director of curriculum and instruction, jcarlson@bccs286.org or (763) 450-3386 x2755

    Centaur Plus

    Age group: Students entering grades Pre-K-5 in fall 2021
    Format: Onsite at Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM
    Program dates: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 14 – August 21

    Centaur Plus is a fee-based child care program for elementary-age students. Extra precautions will be taken to ensure the healthy and safety of students and staff members. 

    Registration: Register online today at https://brooklyncenter.ce.eleyo.com/