Teaching & Learning Programs
All Ages, All the Time

SEEDS K-12 Programs

Since 2009, we have been very fortunate to host 21st Century Community Learning Centers thanks to support from the Michigan Department of Education. This grant program allows us to provide free out-of-school-time academic and cultural enrichment four days a week all year to selected partner schools. Over the years, thousands of K-12 students have been greeted by name by our staff and shepherded into high quality, engaging, safe spaces to explore and learn. Every day, these students get dinner, healthy role models and mentors, and really fun hands-on activities.

SEEDS K-12 educational programs create spaces for students to express themselves creatively and constructively and fosters healthy Social-Emotional Learning environments setting kids up for success. Working with kids is an investment in the future.  We supply thousands of engaging student contact hours each year. Our favorite things to do are hands-on ecoSTEM activities and coupling these lessons with art. Healthy cooking, going green, being outside, and other life skills are all great subjects for STEM learning and art.

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STEM & Art Projects

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OUR STORIES
Creativity & Self-Expression
"I love that every single day we learn something new! We learn about crafts, painting, nature, and we get to go outside!" - Lillian, Elementary Student
 
IRL (In Real Life) Friendships

"I thought by joining SEEDS I could make new friends and do activities with different people. And it worked!" - Abby, High School Student
 
From Student to Mentor

"Some of my fondest memories come from several of the SEEDS events I participated in during high school. Needless to say, this organization has had a tremendous impact on my life's trajectory, and I wouldn't be where, or who, I am today had it not been for SEEDS." - Ben Kolk, SEEDS After School Alum
 
Bubbles Returns Home!

SEEDS After School students at Rapid City Elementary hosted a Nme (Lake Sturgeon in Anishinaabemowin) in their classroom and then escorted it to the Black River.