Take a look at opportunities recently unlocked.

Partnering with the Edina Public Schools and donors, we are unlocking opportunities in academics, arts and athletics for students who are economically disadvantaged.

  • Private Band and Orchestra Lessons

    Private Band and Orchestra Lessons

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    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 …
  • Summer is GO Time 2018

    Summer is GO Time 2018

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    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 …
  • Driver’s Ed Classes

    Driver’s Ed Classes

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    Driver’s Ed 45 Students took 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 …
  • Kung Fu

    Kung Fu

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    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

    Basketball Club

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    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 …
  • Acting Academy

    Acting Academy

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    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 …
  • Chess Club

    Chess Club

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    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 …
  • Piano Lessons

    Piano Lessons

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    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 …
  • Instruments for All

    Instruments for All

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    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 …
  • Orchestra Instruments

    Orchestra Instruments

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    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 …
  • Cheerleading

    Cheerleading

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    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 …
  • Edina Yearbooks

    Edina Yearbooks

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    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 …
  • Robotics Olympics

    Robotics Olympics

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    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 …
  • Racing Club

    Racing Club

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    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 …
  • After School Class

    After School Class

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    Weight Lifting and Cardio Fitness 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 …
  • After School Classes at Valley View Middle School

    After School Classes at Valley View Middle School

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    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 …
  • Ballet

    Ballet

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    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.
  • Sports Fees

    Sports Fees

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    Each year, we receive several requests for help paying fees for sports (fall baseball, winter baseball, and basketball). Student athletes from families with financial disadvantage want to play sports, but often the fees for registration and uniforms make it difficult to do so. If you can help, please GIVE so that these …
  • Soccer Club

    Soccer Club

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    Right here in Edina, some kids need a little help to join an athletic team. We recently received requests from three Edina students who made Edina Soccer Club traveling teams this fall, but who needed a little help paying the registration fees. Because of your generosity, we were able to help these …
  • Math Skill Building

    Math Skill Building

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    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 …

How To Help

Here at Edina Give and Go, we are focused on unlocking opportunities for students, from academics to the arts to athletics. We are a mission-aligned partner of Edina Public Schools, uniquely positioned to remove financial barriers to participation for students.

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