After-School Programs:

We know that consistency is the key to impact. To guarantee consistent learning opportunities for youth in the Twin Cities, ACES partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs to be the primary academic after school option for 4th through 8th grade students. This year, we will provide programming 4 days per week to over 500 students, which means students spend over 300 hours in our program every year – and we provide consistency at a crucial time in young people’s lives.

East Side Boys & Girls Club

Monday-Thursday Afternoons
1620 Ames Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55106

Janyesha Jackson, Site Coordinator

Tre Goode, Academic Coach

Gabrielle Saygbe, Academic Coach



Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club

Monday-Thursday Afternoons
2410 Irving Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411

Claire Williams, Site Coordinator

Heidi Hanson, Academic Coach

Scott Martinson, Academic Coach

Cleveland Miller, Academic Coach

Jenny Young, Academic Coach

Early Start Program: 

ACES operates a before-school program at both Global Arts Plus campuses five days per week for the entirety of the school year. The program at the upper campus is completely free of charge, and the program at the lower campus is offered at a low daily cost with scholarship opportunities. Apply for a spot in these programs below. Space is limited. 

Sara Schmidt, Site Coordinator

Global Arts Plus: K-3 Program

Monday-Friday from 7:30-9:15 am
810 Palace Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102

Addison Brickson, Academic Coach

Heidi Hanson, Academic Coach

Global Arts Plus: Upper Campus

Monday-Friday from 7:30-9:15 am
810 Palace Ave, St. Paul, MN  55102

Jenny Huster, Academic Coach

KaJena Jones, Academic Coach

Jenn Schultz, Academic Coach

Richard White, Academic Coach