21st CENTURY ACADEMY

MENTORING 21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS
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MISSION

21st Century Middle School Academy in North Minneapolis provides a supportive community that encourages scholars to embrace an academically challenging lifestyle through nurturing relationships, strategic partnerships and creative entrepreneurship.

We provide a comprehensive academic environment that prepares scholars for success in culturally competent colleges, expansive relevant careers and high impact global leadership. Our academy continues into the summer months, providing opportunities and summer employment for scholars rising to the 9th grade.

  • perm_identity View those we partner with to achieve our mission
    • Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)
    • United Way
    • University of Minnesota
      • UROC
      • REACH Lab
      • Youth Studies Program
      • SNAP-Ed
    • Amicus
    • MCTC (where our summer program is housed)
    • Children’s Defense Fund (Freedom School)
    • Reading and Math Corps
    • volunteers
    • Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
    • Public, charter and parochial schools
    • Religious organizations and individual community members
    • Enrichment partnerships (dance, science, sex education, arts)

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WE ENCOURAGE 21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS TO

  • mode_edit Graduate on time from an academically challenging high school
  • mode_edit Attend and graduate from college
  • mode_edit Seek employment in a career choice that provides economic stability, creativity and service to their local and global community
  • mode_edit Understand the impact of historical trauma
  • mode_edit Embrace and celebrate their cultural identity

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VOLUNTEER & MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. The 21st Century Academy volunteers and mentors work together with our teachers and staff to create vibrant, safe and fun educational experiences for our scholars.

Be a consistent friend and mentor to a scholar!

Current volunteer and mentor opportunities:

  • Tutoring and homework help
  • Academic support in reading, math and science
  • Special presentations on relevant topics

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SCHEDULE

We provide programming Tuesday through Thursday from 2:30 to 7:30pm.
TIME
ACTIVITY
2:30-2:55
Scholar Arrival/Snack/Transition to Circle
2:55-3:15
Family Check-In Circle
3:15-3:55
Physical Activity and Mindfulness
3:55-4:00
Transition
4:00-4:45
Homework Circles
4:45-5:00
Transition/Wash Hands/Circle Up
5:00-5:30
Dinner
5:30-5:45
Teach the Clean Up Routine
5:45-7:05
STEAM (Middle Grades)
YPAR (High School)
7:05-7:15
Clean Up/Transition
7:15-7:25
Gratitude Circle
7:25-7:30
Transition/Buses

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MEET OUR STAFF

Pastor Alika Galloway, CEO/Director
612-655-3426
rgall60099@aol.com
Janet Beasley, Office Manager
jbeasleytc@yahoo.com
LaKisha Clark-Burgess, Program Director
763-202-1184
winkieclark@gmail.com
Pamela Clark, Front Desk Specialist
pamlclark16@gmail.com
Tyshawn Blackwell, Mentorship and Behavior Director
tyshawn.blackwell@gmail.com
Monique Byas, Recruitment Specialist
moniquebyas@yahoo.com
Micah Eubanks, Trauma Specialist
micah.c.eubanks@gmail.com
Matt Hamilton, Director of Assessments
hamiltonma12@gmail.com
Tracy Leitl, Curriculum Director & High School Research Director
leitl008@umn.edu
Cyreta Oduniyi, Youth Development Specialist
howar459@umn.edu
Drew Bryant, Family Group Leader & Photography Director
drew.n.bryant@gmail.com
Elizabeth Hansen, Reading Group Leader & Organizational Director
emmh.hansen@gmail.com
Kenny Warmsley, Greeter & Scholar Mentor