Private Band and Orchestra Lessons

Band and orchestra programs are a huge part of 5th grade in all Edina elementary schools. In the spring of 4th grade, students meet with band and orchestra directors to choose an instrument. Many students then rent their instruments from music stores which provide 6-8 private summer lessons along with the instrument. Economically disadvantaged students often rent their instruments directly

Summer is GO Time 2018

This summer 68 students from economically disadvantaged families will get to participate in up to 4 weeks of summer camps through Edina Community Education. Students are signed up for a wide variety of camps: 96 academic camps, 91 athletic camps, and 69 art camps. Your donations make this a summer of fun and learning for students. In addition, Superintendent John

Kung Fu

Eight Edina students of varying ages got to participate in Kung Fu this school year with the help of Edina Give and Go. Kung Fu strengthens their minds and bodies, helps with balance, provides stress relief and discipline, and it’s a fun way to get some exercise after school.

Basketball Club

One of the many after school clubs at both Edina middle schools is the basketball club, and we are thrilled to have unlocked an opportunity for a middle school student to participate. This winter, this student will be learning valuable athletic and team building skills as well as enjoying a safe and well supervised after school activity. Please GIVE so other

Acting Academy

Because of your generous support, Edina Give and Go has unlocked an opportunity for an Edina elementary student to participate in a Community Education acting class. This student is making friends, becoming more confident, and learning the valuable skill of public speaking all while having fun in a safe after school environment. Break a leg!

Chess Club

Recently, we’ve had 5 elementary students request funds to help them sign up for chess club after school. As Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1786 in The Morals of Chess: “The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so

Piano Lessons

Playing the piano has been shown to improve math skills, emotional health, and coordination in students who take lessons. However, lessons can be cost-prohibitive for some Edina families. Edina Give and Go was thrilled to grant an Edina elementary student funds to take lessons after school. This child is so excited about playing the piano! Won’t you give so that other

Instruments for All

The band and orchestra programs at Edina Public Schools have long had a program where students who experience financial need could rent an instrument for a fee ranging from $50 to $100 per year. This fee was traditionally waived for students who receive free and reduced price lunch. However, over the years, the fund that was used to cover the fees began to run

Orchestra Instruments

Playing in the orchestra has many benefits for the mind, body, and soul, but instruments are expensive! Often, students in need are able to rent an instrument from the schools. However, sometimes, the needed instrument is not available. Edina Give and Go was proud to be asked to help with payments on an orchestra instrument recently. We hope that the


Go Hornets! Several girls are participating in cheerleading this fall with the help of Edina Give and Go. Not only does cheerleading promote school spirit, it also provides exercise, camaraderie, and a sense of pride in their school. However, uniforms and team fees are expensive! Right here in Edina, some students need a little help in order to participate. Please GIVE so