Distance Learning PODS

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Filling a gap in educational support for our most vulnerable students.  YFDS, along with our partner, Inner City Tennis, aim to serve as a bridge between schools and parents to best support student's 2nd grade to 5th grade virtual classes and school day.

The Learning POD program, located in North Minneapolis, will provide a safe space and enhance students distance learning results with supportive wellbeing coaches.

 

In addition to addressing student's social and emotional development, there will be integrated developmental services; sports, nutrition, and fitness activities to support their academic achievement and overall wellbeing.  

KEEPING OUR PROMISE

 

To improve community health and enhance youths’ wellbeing YFDS innovation continues. After a successful tennis and wellness summer camps collaboration, Youth & Families Determined to Succeed (YFDS) and Inner City Tennis (ICT) once again is partnering in the unprecedent times to provide kids a since of normality and continued academic and social development.

 

ICT, whose mission is to Develop and unleash the potential of youth on and off the tennis court by engaging and serving a supportive community, has been a great ally in saving and enhancing kids lives.  Learn More about ICT at https://www.innercitytennis.org/

         EDUCATION SUPPORT>      FITNESS       NUTRITION      TENNIS      ATHLETICS       

DISTANCE LEARNING PODS at YFDS IMPACT CENTER

701 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis

 

In this program, each site will be a “pod” of no more than a total of 20 students in grades 2nd through 5th. Each pod will be split into small groups of up to 5 students. Each small group will rotate through distance learning, tennis, and health and wellness stations. The program will run Monday-Friday.

TIME/HOURS:

8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

 

POD SCHEDULE:

  • 1st Quarter - September 8th to November 5th, 2020

  • 2nd Quarter - November 9th, 2020 to January 28th, 2021

  • 3rd Quarter - February 1st to April 1st, 2021

  • 4th Quarter - April 12th to June 11th, 2021

 

COST:

$400.00 Per Quarter.   (Scholarships Available)

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Program does not provide transportation.  Parents/Guardians or designated and approved person are required to drop-off and pick-up child.

STUDENTS SERVED:

2nd through 5th grade students.  Maximum 20 students.

FAQ's

 

HOW WILL MY CHILD BE KEPT SAFE?

Learning POD Program Policies

 

WHAT SHOULD MY STUDENT BRING?

  • Mask

  • Fully charged Laptop or Tablet

  • Laptop or Tablet Charger

  • Headphones

  • Water Bottle

  • Snack (optional)

  • Lunch

  • Racket

 

HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM WORK WITH MY STUDENT'S SCHOOL SCHEDULE?

 

Enhancing and supporting students’ education in these difficult times is the program’s number one priority. We have communicated with each school to set up the program to allow students to be present and engaged in their school sessions with their teachers whether they are live or pre-recorded lessons.

 

DO MY STUDENTS NEED TO BRING ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?  WHAT IS THE PROPER ATTIRE?

 

Students who already have a junior racquet between 21 and 25 inches should bring it to the program. If your student does not have his or her own racquet, we have plenty that can be used and given out if your student is interested in having his or her own.

 

Students should come to the program wearing clothing they are comfortable moving around in. Closed toed, non-marking shoes should be worn each day.

 

WHAT IS THE PICK UP AND DROP OFF PROCEDURE?

 

For drop off, parents/guardians are asked to send a text to 612-888-3757 when students have arrived during the designated drop off time. You can drop off or walk your student to the front doors. A coach will be there to greet your child and walk them into the facility.

 

For pick up, parents/guardians are asked to send a text to 612-888-3757 when they arrive in the parking lot. A coach will then bring your student to the front of the building. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to stay in their car and we will send your student out to you.

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

 

Please email outreach@innercitytennis.org OR info@yfdeterminedtosucceed.org

Youth & Families Determined To Succeed

701 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
Phone: 612-486-6730
Fax: 612-486-6730
E-mail: Info@YFDeterminedtosucceed.org

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