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 from school band and orchestra programs and thus do not get to take the private lessons that others do. Edina …

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 …

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!…

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 students can take advantage of this opportunity?…

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 a large deficit. That same fund was used to maintain, repair and replace instruments used in …

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 student enjoys many years of playing the instrument! Please GIVE so that we can continue to unlock opportunities like this …

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 …

Ballet

Three little girls are thrilled to be taking a ballet fundamentals class through Edina Community Education this fall. With a little help from Edina Give and Go, they are practicing plies, tendues, and twirling across the floor weekly. Please GIVE so that we may unlock opportunities for other students to GO.…

School Sponsored Trips

Many of Edina’s great life and learning opportunities happen outside the classroom during school sponsored trips. Edina Give and Go supports sending qualifying students on these trips by helping to pay travel fees. Help a student by donating below.…

Middle School Theatre

It’s time to break a leg!

All middle school students in Edina can participate in theatre because there is a no cut policy. However, there is a fee for participation and some students need help paying that fee. With your help, we were able to make a middle schooler’s dream of performing on stage come true! Thank you.

Please GIVE so that other students who request help for the performing arts can GO participate, too.…