Driver’s Ed Classes

Driver’s Ed


21 Students have taken Driver’s Ed this school year with the help of Edina Give and Go!

Driver’s Ed classes through Edina Community Education offer students so much more than the opportunity to learn how to drive. Getting a driver’s license removes a transportation barrier that allows students to access great life and learning opportunities. Edina Give and Go partners with Edina Community Education to provide up to $362.50 towards the tuition for driving instruction for qualifying students.

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 Schultz told the Edina Give and Go Board that by providing opportunity, access, and engagement for students, we are helping …

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 as to become habits ready on all occasions…” We are proud to unlock the opportunity for these …

Edina Yearbooks

Are you able to help a student purchase a yearbook?

Do you remember the joy of getting your yearbook signed at the end of the school year? Imagine how it might feel to be one of the only students who doesn’t have one. Yearbooks are an expensive “extra” and as such, are something that several Edina students would not be able to purchase without the help of Edina Give and Go.

During the 2016-17 school year, Edina Give and Go …

Robotics Olympics

This fall, Edina Give and Go helped an Edina elementary student sign up for Robotics Olympics after school. This student will get to design and program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as a sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, and shooting a puck into a hockey goal. This student and others will use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.…

Racing Club

This year, middle school students cannot hang out after school unsupervised. In order to stay after school, they must be involved in an activity or enrolled in a class. Edina Give and Go is working closely with Edina Community Education to ensure that all students who need to be enrolled in after school classes can afford to do so. Some students need to stay after hours because there is no one at home to care for them, others because they …

After School Classes at Valley View Middle School

Valley View Rec Center

This year, middle school students cannot hang out after school unsupervised. In order to stay after school, they must be involved in an activity or enrolled in a class. Edina Give and Go is working closely with Edina Community Education to ensure that all students who need to be enrolled in after school classes can afford to do so. Some students need to stay after hours because there is no one at home to care for …

Math Skill Building

After school classes to build math skills are helpful for many students. However, some of the students who need this after school programming cannot afford it without a little help. Edina Give and Go was pleased to be able to offer financial help to the family of an elementary school student who needs a little help in math. Please continue to GIVE so that other students may GO to after school classes.…

Access Program at Edina High School

Finding a Realistic Path Beyond High School

The Access program at Edina High School  is designed to catch EPS students and encourage, support, and help push them to an individual realistic path beyond high school. To that end, the paid staff and volunteers in the Access Program are available to all students on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Many of the students who utilize this program are economically disadvantaged or are 1st generation college bound students. They receive …

Hotspots / Home Internet Access

Edina students need access to the internet to complete their homework assignments, to be connected to teachers and other students, and to find the resources they need to succeed in school. Teachers communicate with parents via the internet, too. But many families cannot afford a connection, and that puts them at a big disadvantage. While WiFi is available for free in many coffee shops and in public libraries, students in need are not often able to get to such places