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


Connect with us

  • Flipside on Facebook   Flipside on Twitter   Flipside on Instagram


  • College & Career Exploration
    2019-2020 Field Trips Coming Up

    October 17, 2019
    November 15, 2019

    March 6, 2020
    March 31, 2020
    April 1, 2020
    April 2, 2020

    Registration will be available approximately 3 weeks in advance of each trip date at school and on websites.

    October 17 Registration Packet

Contact Us

  • Nina Nguyen
    Program Coordinator


Program Details

  • For Youth Grades 5-8

    Monday through Thursday
    4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

    Fall Session: Oct 21 - Jan 24
    Spring Session: Jan 28 - May 14

    Programs held at Farnsworth Upper Campus

    New: Flipside now offers a free meal at 4:00pm to all Flipside students and current athletes Monday-Thursday!

    Detailed Program Calendar


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.