Youth Programs

Join us for youth offerings this spring and summer!

We have a number of exciting writing classes on the schedule this summer. Due to the current public health concerns around COVID-19, we have moved all youth classes online, and they will remain online until September 1st, 2021. While we would love to gather in person, we're excited to have the opportunity to connect with each other as we read, write, and share our stories!

To our returning students and families: you might notice that our writing camps look a little different this year. We’ll be offering a mix of eight-week, four-week, and week-long intensive classes running from June to August. This new schedule should offer our students and families classes that are better suited to an online learning environment. We have a number of new classes to explore and a lot of returning favorites. Explore the ghost story, tackle the college essay, or take one of our “Reading and Writing” classes: hybrid book club/writing workshops where our students will get to write and workshop their own writing while getting inspiration from the books they read together in the class. For information about any of our youth programming, please call 612-379-8999.

Most classes will take place using a combination of Zoom and Google Classroom, depending on age range and specific needs of the class. 

Register Online

Visit the link below for a list of available youth classes.

Young Writers’ Program 2021—Summer Writing

All Loft programming, including youth classes, will be taking place online until September 1st. Our summer writing camps will be delivered in an online only format this summer. We’re excited to welcome new and returning students to our summer camps in 2021. The full schedule and details are here:

Youth Scholarships

This summer we’ve partnered with Minnesota Afterschool Advance to offer scholarships to our summer writing camps and classes. Scholarships through Minnesota Afterschool Advance (MAA) will reduce the cost of class tuition by 75 percent. For more information, and to access the scholarship application, please visit MAA’s website here.

Young Writers Blog

Check out the Loft Young Writers blog! Here you can find information about our classes, teaching artist interviews, reading and writing prompts, resources for young writers, and more!