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Program directory

 
 

This page contains information from our most recent program catalog, published twice yearly (fall and spring).


 

*Athletic programs require minimum enrollment to run.

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Act Six

URBAN VENTURES' COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Each year, 50+ four-year, full-tuition, full-need scholarships are provided to emerging community leaders who want to use their college education to make a positive impact on their campus and home community. Urban Ventures Act Six scholars receive leadership training and ongoing support as they learn to lead for real.

Apply will be available in August and are due November 5, 2019.


Basketball

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Jr. NBA/WNBA Basketball Academy

Learn the game the right way and have fun! This academy emphasizes basic skills development, playing as a team, and good sportsmanship.
For grades 1-5.

Date & Time:
June 10 - July 29, 2019 
Mondays |   6-7:30 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: $115

 
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Rise & Grind Basketball Academy

For all skill levels, this academy emphasizes skill development, playing as a team, and sportsmanship. There are five one-week sessions. Attend one or all five! Lunch is included.
For ages 10-15.

Date & Time:
Monday - Thursday, 9 am-12:30 pm
June 10-13   |   June 17-20 |  June 24-28
July 15-18   |   July 22-25

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: 
$175 per session ($100 before June 3rd)
$500 for all five sessions

 
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Organized Open Gym Basketball

Play basketball without any commitment. Teams are split into division by age and gender. Each team is balanced for competitive play. Come any day, but parents must sign a waiver before their child can play. For ages 10-17.

Date & Time:
June 11 - July 25, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays   |   6-8 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: 
$2 per day
$20 for all days

 
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Tennis Camp

Hosted by Inner City Tennis, kids learn the basics of tennis while building teamwork, confidence, and hand-eye coordination. Rackets are provided. 
For ages 8-12.

Date & Time:
June 18 - July 25
Tuesday & Thursdays |   3-4:3 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE


Families

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Parenting Classes

Explore ways to create a strong family! We will work together toward developing practical tools to form deeper relationships, implement a positive family culture, and build resilience. You will be supported and equipped to overcome the challenges families face today.

Topics include the role of the parent, parenting as a team, effective communication, managing conflict, personal finances, and much more. Participants will also enjoy one-on-one support from our dedicated staff.

The evenings includes fun and educational programs for your kids from 6 months-15 years old, complete with dinner, games, and lessons that mirror the adult topics. Start our new session in July or come any Wednesday night. Open to everyone. Dinner provided for kids ages six months to 15 years.

Date & Time:
Now - June 12, 2019
July 17 - Dec. 11, 2019
Wednesdays   |   6-7:30 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE

 
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Prenatal Class: Me & My Baby

(For pregnant women and moms with a baby under 1 year old)

Prepare to give the best to your baby! You will learn how to help your baby develop physically and mentally, how to prevent accidents, the symptoms of postpartum depression, nutrition, attachment, and more.

Our classes provide practical tools to help you navigate pregnancy and take care of your newborn.

In addition, you will join a supportive group of women who are going through the same stage of life, and who understand your language and culture. Classes are taught in Spanish.

Date & Time:
Jan 16 - May 8
July 10 - Oct. 30
Wednesdays   |   6-7:30 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE

 
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English Conversation Circles

Come practice your English! Each week we will talk about an interesting theme, giving you a safe environment to improve your English and become more confident using it.  All are welcome. We offer a free program for youth at this same time.

Date & Time:
Now - June 3, 2019
July 15 - Dec. 9, 2019
Mondays   |   6-7:30 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE

 

Farm

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Farm & Market

Feed your family good food. Our farm stand sells organically-grown vegetables from our own local farms. As a bonus, we offer wood-fired pizza, burritos, salads, and more from our food truck. Because healthy food produces a healthy community.

Each summer, we employ 15 high school students from the neighborhood to grow and distribute fresh produce to Urban Ventures participants, as well as local partners like Green Central Elementary. 

Neighborhood residents get 50% off everything with a free membership. Sign up at the market.

Date & Time:
July-October
Tuesdays & /Wednesdays   |   11:30 am-6:30 pm

Location:
The corner of the Midtown Greenway & 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

Cost: Prices vary


Music & Arts

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Music Classes

Learn how to play an instrument from real-world musicians! Our small group lessons meet twice per week for eight weeks. Lessons are available for guitar, piano, drums, and vocals. Space is limited; must attend consistently.

Date & Time:
March - May; June - August
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday   |   6-7:30 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures Youth Center
3016 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE

 
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Hip Hop 4 Life

In this class, teens learn about the roots of hip hop, as well as how the recording process works. They will also have the chance to write and record their own original song. 
For youth ages 13-19.  

Date & Time:
June-August
Tuesdays & Thursdays   |   4-6 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures Youth Center
3016 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE

 
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Open Mic Night

Share your talent with the community at Open Mic Nights. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills. These nights are open to the public. All acts and ages are welcome. No application necessary.    

Date & Time:
Last Friday each month   |   6-8 pm

Location:
Urban Ventures Youth Center
3016 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE


Soccer

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Lil Kickers Soccer Clinic

The perfect choice for those who are new to soccer. This academy emphasizes basic skills development, playing as a team, good sportsmanship, and leadership training. For ages 5-10.   

Date & Time:
June-August
Mondays   |   6-7:30 pm

Location: 
Turf field north of Urban Ventures
2841 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: $65

 
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Youth Traveling Soccer, U9-U19

These competitive, year-round traveling soccer teams for boys and girls are community-centered and affordable. Practices and games are 2-3x per week. Teams are formed in August. Click the button below to be notified when tryouts are scheduled.  

Date & Time: 
Tryouts in early August

Location: 
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost:  $300 per season 


Youth

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Young Life

Young Life is a group mentoring program that provides a place for high school youth to hang out, have fun, share a meal, play games, and meet new people. Come and get connected! 
For grades 9-12.  No application necessary. 

Date & Time: 
Thursdays until May   |   6-8 pm

Location: 
Urban Ventures Youth Center
3016 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Cost: FREE

 
 
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Young Life Camp

Get away this summer with Urban Ventures Young Life. Experience the best week of your life at Timber Wolf Lake, full of fun, friends, and adventure. 
For grades 9-12.  Fundraising help is available. 

Date & Time: 
July 7-14, 2019

Location: 
Timber Wolf Lake
4909 N. Morey Rd, Lake City, MI 49651

Cost: $325

 
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Learn more about our programs!

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