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Program Directory


 

*Athletic programs require minimum enrollment to run.

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Act Six

URBAN VENTURES' COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Each year, 40+ 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 now! Applications are due November 6.


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. Fall session is 10 weeks and winter session is 14 weeks with one game per week.
For grades 1-5.

Date & Time:
Aug.-Feb. 
Tuesday   |   6-7:30 pm

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

Cost: 
$100/Fall Session
$140/Winter Session

 
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Fall/Winter Competitive Basketball

For boys and girls ready to play competitively. Two practices per week with games on weekends. Fall season runs August-October, and winter season runs November-March. For grades 6-8.

Date & Time:
Fall tryouts Aug. 5   |   Winter tryouts Oct. 20-21

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

Cost: 
$150-250 per season

 
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Hoops 360 Training & Academy

For all skill levels, this academy will help you improve your ball handling, shooting, passing, and game IQ. Sessions are available year-round and require pre-registration. For grades 5-11.

Date & Time:
Ongoing
Monday/Tuesday   |   6:30-8 pm
Saturday   |   9:30-11:30 am
Sunday   |   4-8 pm

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

Cost: 
$20-25 per session


Families

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Parenting Classes

Learn how to implement positive and lasting changes in your family. Our comprehensive curriculum helps you strengthen your relationships and become an even better parent. Topics include personal finances, conflict resolution, parenting skills, effective communication, co-parenting, and much more. 

The evening includes a fun and educational program for your kids, ages six months to 15 years old, complete with dinner, games, and lessons that mirror the adult topics.

Participants also enjoy one-on-one support from our dedicated staff. At the end of the class, we celebrate you with a formal graduation ceremony! Start our 20-week sessions in July or January or come any Wednesday night. Open to everyone. Dinner provided for kids ages six months to 15 years.

Date & Time:
Session 1 begins July 18
Session 2 begins Jan. 16
Wednesdays   |   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 farmers’ market sells organically-grown vegetables from our own local farms! As a bonus, we offer wood-fired pizza, burritos, rice bowls, natural hot dogs, and bratwurst from our food truck. Healthy food produces a healthy community.

Each summer, we employ 25 high schoolers 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 percent off everything with a free membership. Sign up at the market.

Date & Time:
July-Oct.
Tuesday/Wednesday   |   11:30 am-6 pm

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

Cost: 
Prices vary


Fitness & Open Gym

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Open Gym Basketball–Youth

Play basketball without any commitment. Two one-hour sessions are available. Boys’ and girls’ divisions are separate, and each team is balanced for competitive play. For ages 11-17.

Date & Time:
Begins Aug. 13
Monday/Thursday   |   6-7 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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Open Gym Basketball–Adults

Play basketball without any commitment. Sessions are one hour, and teams are balanced for competitive play. 
For ages 18 and up.

Date & Time:
Begins Aug. 13
Monday/Thursday   |   8-9 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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Open Gym Soccer–Youth

Play soccer without any commitment. Two one-hour sessions are available. Boys’ and girls’ divisions are separate, and each team is balanced for competitive play. 
For ages 11-17.

Date & Time:
Begins Aug. 13
Monday   |   8-9 pm
Thursday   |   6-7 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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Open Gym Soccer–Adults

Play soccer without any commitment. Sessions are one hour, and teams are balanced for competitive play.
For ages 18 and up.

Date & Time:
Begins Aug. 13
Thursday   |   8-9 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE

 

Strength & Conditioning

Taught by certified coaches and trainers, these classes are designed to develop the beginner through the advanced athlete, improving speed, power, agility, and strength. See details below for age-specific times.

Date & Time:
Begins Aug. 13
Monday/Thursday   |   6-7 pm (ages 11-17)
Monday/Thursday   |   7:30-8:30 pm (ages 18+)

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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Zumba

Taught by certified instructors, these classes are designed to be a fun way to exercise and develop balance, coordination, agility, and strength. Three sessions are available each week. For ages 18 and up. 

Date & Time:
Begins Aug. 13
Thursday   |   10-11 am
Monday/Thursday   |   7:30-8:30 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE


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. Lessons are available for guitar, piano, drums, and vocals. Space is limited; must attend regularly.

Date & Time:
Sept.-May
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:
Sept.-May
Tuesday/Thursday   |   5-6 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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One-on-One Artist Development

Does your child or teen want to be an artist? If they are interested in singing, rapping, reciting poetry, or playing an instrument, sign them up for one-on-one music mentoring and watch their talents bloom. Open to kids and adults of all ages.   

Date & Time:
Call 612.638.1006 to schedule an appointment.

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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Karaoke Night

Enjoy a night of fun with the local community at Karaoke Open Mic. Bring your friends and enjoy a welcoming environment to show off your skills. These nights are open to the public. Open to all ages. No application necessary.    

Date & Time:
Second Friday each month   |   6-8 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:
Sept.-May
Monday   |   6-7:30 pm

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

Cost: 
$5 per class

 
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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 learn more.  

Date & Time: 
Tryouts Aug. 7-8   |   6:30-9 pm

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 safe space 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. Young Life Music available by joining this group. No application necessary. 

Date & Time: 
Begins Sept. 24
Monday/Thursday   |   6-8 pm

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

Cost: 
FREE

 
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