Fl!pside, the opposite of boredom. Afterschool activities for youth

Summer News

  • Thank you for another great year of Flipside. I will be out of the office starting June12th though August 24th. I will check emails and voicemails when I return. Registration packets will be available the second week of school. Have a great summer! 

  • Welcome to Flipside

    Flipside offers a large variety of enrichment opportunities in art, music & dance, language & culture, health & wellness, social growth, leadership & service, and STEM. Our goal is to provide urban youth with opportunities to explore and discover their passions in a safe, structured, and supportive environment. 

    Fast Facts

    • Is absolutely free!
    • Offers snack and transportation to eligible students daily
    • Monday through Thursday 
    • Offers a program on nonschool days & summer called Teenventure

    Program Evaluation Information

    The Flipside afterschool program continually works to improve the program quality and experience for students in order to reach intended outcomes.  Parents are given the option to to have their child participate in evaluation activities upon registering for the program.  If you choose not to participate in program evaluation activities, please sign and return the form below to your school office. The student survey is also listed below for your review.

    Flipside Data Privacy Notice (form to opt out of participating in Program Evaluation Activities)

    Survey of Academic Youth Outcomes (survey for youth in grades 4-9)


 Vanessa Gill



Degrees and Certifications:

Vanessa Gill

Vanessa Gill joined Flipside in the Fall of 2015. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business from The Carlson School of Management and a Masters of Education from College of Education & Human Development, both from the University of Minnesota. She loves to travel, cook and workout.

651.744.5305 | Vanessa.Gill@spps.org

Connect with us

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Contact Us

  • For Youth Grades 4-8
    Monday through Thursday
    4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

    Fall Session: Oct. 9 - Jan. 25
    Spring Session: Jan 29 - May 10
    Programs held primarily at Linwood Upper


    TeenVenture questions can be directed to Sam Jewett at 651.283.7515 or sam.jewett@spps.org


Sponsored by

  • Flipside is sponsored by the Saint Paul Public Schools Alternative Education, Athletics, and Community Education Departments in partnership with the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, and Saint Paul Library. It is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.287, Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV B – 21 Century Community Learning Centers.  The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy of the Federal Department of Education or the State Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.