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Student Achievement Program (SMASH)

Student Movement to Achieve in School & Home (SMASH)

SMASH is a high-quality after school program in NorthYouth visiting Farmers Market Minneapolis that helps children excel in school and at home.

With a culturally-responsive curriculum, youth focus on personal development and learn about the connection between academic achievement, skill-building and future career success.

Youth have opportunities to receive support for standardized test preparation, explore college and career opportunities, learn life skills, and participate in a variety of recreational and service learning projects.

All activities are designed to help youth develop essential skills to pursue their futures with confidence.

Our Goals:

  • Inspire students to take charge of their academic success
  • Connect youth to community assets and safe spaces within their neighborhood that promote well-being, future planning and building youth leadership skills
  • Help youth build social and emotional intelligence, and good decision-making skills
  • Support behavioral, emotional and physical health in youth
  • Foster parent involvement through outreach, education and advocacy

SMASH is free and hosted at the Salem Lutheran Church on 4150 North Dupont Avenue in Minneapolis.


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