Youth Programs

Join us for youth classes at the Loft!

We have a number of exciting writing classes on the schedule this fall. Due to the current public health concerns around COVID-19, we have moved all youth classes online, and they will remain online until at least May 31, 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! Learn how to develop your own interactive story, get started on your YA novel, or write your own fantasy or horror story. Even stuck inside, we can let our imaginations soar! 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. 

Announcing Additional Scholarships

We know that the current public health crisis has caused a lot of uncertainty, financial and otherwise. In order to address these new uncertainties and assist families and students in connecting with our youth programming, we are significantly expanding our scholarship opportunities. In addition to our regular scholarship program, we are grateful to be able to offer additional scholarships that will provide a 95 percent reduction in class tuition to students and families who are in need of financial assistance this summer.

These scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Just like our fall class schedule, expanded scholarship opportunities will be announced on a quarterly basis. At this point, fall youth classes are available with expanded scholarships.

In order to access these scholarships, students do not need to provide proof of income or income loss. Just email edu@loft.org or call our education line at 612-379-8999 with the name of the class you would like to register for, and you will be provided with a scholarship code that you may use upon registration. Please note that these scholarships can only be applied to youth classes. We are asking that families limit themselves to one scholarship per individual student, per month.

To receive regular, year-round scholarship opportunities, you are also welcome to apply for scholarships through our standard scholarship program. In order to qualify for our standard scholarship pool, proof of enrollment in a public assistance program must be provided. For more information about how to apply and how standard scholarships are awarded, please visit our scholarship page here.

Register Online

Visit the link below. Under the "Category" menu, select "Youth." Then, click the "Filter" button to view our classes for young writers.

Fall Youth Classes to be Announced Month-to-Month

All Loft programming, including youth classes, will be taking place online until May 31, 2021. Class schedules will be released on a rolling basis each month on our website. Youth classes in fall will take place in September, October, and November. Typically, class schedules will be released and open for registration one month in advance (September classes will be released in August, October classes will be released in September, etc.).

Check out our full listings here:

Introducing Loft After-School

We’ll hope you join us for our “Loft After-School” classes this fall. These are multi-session classes that will meet on weekday afternoons and evenings. We have teen writing groups, telling story classes, and more.